It's okay to celebrate

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

I remember the old adage, "If you don't have anything good to say, don't say anything." I find that the silence surrounding the inauguration of President Barack Obama, in some circles, is deafening.

Conservative voices on many forums have fallen silent since November 4. Liberals emboldened by Obama's victory began to complain when he showed signs of moving towards the middle after the election.

We should neither pout nor gloat. This is a time to celebrate our nation's democratic process. Let's openly extend our welcome, prayers and best wishes to our new president and family.

It's okay to rejoice with African Americans and ethnic minorities in their understandable sense of empowerment and hope.

Most of all, President Obama represents the moral growth of our nation in placing competence above race. There will be time enough to haggle about policies. God is still on His throne and the work of Christ's church is unchanged.

For now, go ahead and celebrate!