week in our life: 05.11.08 (Wed)
Barack Obama is officially the 44th President of the United States. A political unknown until four years ago, who would have thought this man could, one day, become one of the most powerful world leaders? Today, America took a giant leap in the pages of history. Can you imagine being one of Obama’s daughters and watching your Daddy from the sidelines win this insurmountable task of running for presidency when no one else has succeeded before? What a powerful message of courage!
I am reminded of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words in 1963:
“And 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!”
Today, that dream has become reality.