So we have a new president.
Yesterday certainly was a historic day. As I sat and watched President Obama get sworn into office, I couldn’t help but feel patriotic and even a little proud to be an American.
Later, I went back to my desk. As I started my daily routine of scanning the world news online, one small headline caught my eye.
I read the article and started feeling sick to my stomach. Here are a few quotes …
“This man is Jesus,” shouted one man, spilling his Guinness as Barack Obama began his inaugural address. “When will he come to Kenya to save us?”
“Now he is president we will get food and jobs,” said Ben Ochieng, as he danced to the traditional music …
Kenya is a country in need of a saviour. Last year 600,000 people were left homeless by the violence that followed disputed presidential elections.
It is true. Kenya needs a savior. However, they’re looking to the wrong man. President Obama is NOT the man who can – or will – save them. They need to look to the Savior who lived, died and rose from the dead 2,000 years ago.
My heart is sad for so many who are looking to our new President as their hope instead of looking to the only true source of hope – Jesus Christ.