I find that I am not completely discouraged by the election results last night:
* I'm encouraged that America could finally elect a black president. Prejudice, so rooted & insidious in our culture, took a bit of a hit.
* I'm encouraged that we have an opportunity to get back to the main things - loving God, loving others, ministry & service - elections drain much of believer's focus and energy.
* I'm encouraged that our witness will probably stand out over the next four years. Sometimes the gospel makes the greatest inroads when strongly contrasted with the current culture.
Of course, I realize there could be tough times ahead. Remember, tough times test and strengthen our faith, our dependency on the Lord.