Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Daniel and Obama

A friend of mine, who jumped into political cartooning earlier this week, posted this on his blog after yesterday's festivities in Washington:


Now, don't get me wrong — I like Obama. I think he's a great man for the job. But, at the same time, the scenes and quotes of, well, worship bug me. I couldn't help thinking of a passage I read in October of last year, in Daniel chapter 4:

17 " 'The decision is announced by messengers, the holy ones declare the verdict, so that the living may know that the Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and gives them to anyone he wishes and sets over them the lowliest of men.'
The lowliest of men. I had to laugh at the Message translation's wording: "He makes leaders out of losers." Regardless of where you think our new president is on that particular continuum, you have to remember: that's not where our hope lies.

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