Although Hillary Clinton has fought hard and long for what she felt she was entitled to, Barack Obama clearly came out the victor last night. Obama grabbed the 2,118 delegates he needed and then some, with a grand total of 2,154 delegates as of this Wednesday morning. This is a historical moment as Obama is now the first African American to become the nominee for a major party.
It wasn’t so long ago that another historical moment happened in this nation. In Washington, DC, on August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King Jr., proclaimed “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation”.
Martin Luther King’s words are ringing throughout the nation and captivating the world in the vision of Barack Obama. Last night Barack Obama could have easily claimed the victory for himself but instead he claimed it for all of us, referring to it as “our moment”. This is truly our time, as a people to stand up and fight for much needed change in our country. What we are seeing today is historical not only for African Americans but for all Americans.
I am further reminded of what Dr. King stated on that beautiful day in 1963 in Washington DC.
“I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.I have a dream today.”
The battle is not over but we are well on our way to positive change in this country. One of the greatest things Hillary Clinton, political pundits and both parties did wrong was underestimate the awesome power of the people. We have to keep on fighting and working together to make change happen in our nation. Today, I am proud to be an American because out of all the great nations of this world, today America has demonstrated that the racial divides can be conquered and equality can be a reality. We still have a lot of things wrong but it sure feels good to be alive to see that first step taken.
I am reminded of some more profound words “The race is not given to the swift nor the strong but to those who can endure until the end.” If this is true, the race should be given to we the people because we have endured so much in these last eight years and still enduring today, people are loosing their homes, gas prices are skyrocketing, the cost of food is going up. We have been through a lot. This is our race and the victory by all means should be ours!
I encourage all to read my book “America in Prophecy 2009-2018.” No it’s not about biblical prophecies its about what God has put in my spirit as to the coming years of this nation which gives a vivid picture of the new leadership. It’s a short book only 48 pages long and it looks at the future of this nation from a spiritual perspective. You can have your free PDF copy of this book by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org .