22 months of campaigning full of rallies, TV ads, interviews, and we’re finally here, ELECTION DAY. The culmination of a combined effort totaling millions of collective man hours and billions of dollars, all for one day, that represents CHANGE.
40 years ago, the GREAT Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King junior one of the black community’s and the country’s GREATEST leaders, motivators, and advocates for equal rights was assassinated. 40 years ago was the beginning of suffering for the black community that I don’t think anyone could have foreseen from continued segregation, unequal rights, crack epidemic, AIDs, social injustice, poverty, and I could go on and on. Its not fair to say ONLY blacks went through these things. WE as a nation suffered, through 9/11, the War in Iraq, the current economic crisis. We are ALL forced to live with the fact that these things occurred and continue to happen. 40 years later, 40 years after one(I’ll say TWO due to the fact that Bobby Kennedy, another GREAT man that represented change, was also assassinated) of our great leaders was TAKEN, WE have the opportunity to elect another GREAT leader.
The number 40 is a very significant number in the Bible. Moses and the Israelites wandered the desert for 40 days/nights, IT rained 40 days/nights during the flood, Jesus was seen for 40 days after his crucifixion.
Anytime the Bible mentions 40 in context of time whether days, months, or years it represents a time of Trial and Testing followed by a Revival, Renewal, or CHANGE!!!
That’s EXACTLY where we are a time of Revival, Renewal, CHANGE…Regardless of how this election turns out, there is no denying that it is clear that it is up to us to make that CHANGE. But I WILL say, WHEN Barack Obama is elected President of the United States, that is only the beginning from that point we have to continue to fight for the CHANGE we believe is needed because Barack is merely the source, the outlet for which our cries will be heard. His being in office wont magically change everything it ONLY provides a TRUE ear that will LISTEN to what we NEED.
Don’t let it end at the voting booth, carry the message home, to work, school, that the CHANGE we never thought would come is here and we need to step up to the plate just like Barack did.