I watched the Inauguration ceremonies today, in fact I am watching the parade right now - Live on CSPAN. You can find all the Inaugural ceremony videos there if you didn't get a chance to watch it live.
I didn't vote for Obama, but as I have blogged before, I do sustain him in his calling as the President. The people of the United States have spoken, in never before seen numbers, and Barack H. Obama has been elected as the 44th President of the United States of America. It is my duty to do what I can to support him and pray for him.
As the President gave his Inaugural Address, I was struck by several of his comments. The speech in general was well written and well delivered, as we have come to expect of our eloquent President. The message was one of hope and unity and I pray that we, as a nation, are up to the task of Obama's vision.
One comment that struck me was when he stated that there were some who thought his vision to broad and felt that it was not attainable... he said that these people have poor memories and that they don't seem to remember that America's history is full of acomplishments that seemed too high to reach. I agree that Americans are capable of acheiving any goal, no matter the difficulty in attaining it - IF they work together. It is not that Americans cannot acheive any goal they put their minds to, I simply think that Obama's goals are too numerous. I hope that I am wrong. I would absolutely love to see all the changes that Obama has proposed be accomplished in the short 4 years he has to acomplish them, and I will do everything in my power to help him accomplish them. However, I consider myself a realist, and I personally think that for as short a term as a President has, it is better to have two or three goals and work hard to acheive them than to have a laundry list of goals and spread one's self too thin.
I pray that Obama and his Administration is up to the task of the change that America needs. I pray that God will grant them strength and hope and courage to do what needs to be done, regardless of their own plans.