Obama, Malia, Sasha and Bo

This picture from last week

Obama, Malia, Sasha and Bo

reminded me of this post from last fall:

Forty-five years ago a terrorist bomb ripped through the walls of a church in Birmingham, AL, killing four young blacks girls (Denise McNair, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson, and Addie Mae Collins) just getting out of Sunday School. This bomb not only ripped through the church, but it also ripped through the heart of America. It tore a wound in the fabric of our country that has been a long time healing … Someone has said that the moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice. God’s redemptive purposes sometimes ripen slowly in our estimation, but they do ripen nonetheless. You see, with the election of Barack Obama, we will soon see two little black girls, Malia and Sasha Obama, running the hallways and playing on the lawn of the White House. Hearts that were broken with the tragic murder of little black girls in a house of worship will be somewhat mended by the playful laughter of two beautiful young black girls in the White House. (Anthony Carter)


  1. Margaret says:

    What a great picture. They are a beautiful family. I hope everyone, regardless of their political choices, will pray for safety, and wisdom, for our President, his family and the new administration.

  2. One Breath says:

    I’m definitely praying, but more along the lines of Romans 12:20. One Big Mi$take, America.

  3. Ray Fowler says:

    One Breath – I was thinking of praying more along the lines of 1 Timothy 2:1-2. As far as Romans 12:20, I don’t consider President Obama to be my enemy, although if I did, this verse tells me to treat him kindly. I do disagree with many of his policies, and I do not like the direction he is taking our country. But that is why we have elections, and a balance of powers, and a democratic process.

  4. Sheikh says:

    I do not know about “the moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice” – thing and I do not believe in Karma either. But I understand that it is not without God’s knowledge that Pres.Obama is there at the White House.
    As Bible points out, like it or not, pray for those in authority – because he has a big job on his hands and he needs to do it well at least for the sake of America and for all of us.
    So God bless America.

    On the funnier side –
    One Black President
    Two beautiful black girls
    And hey, the dog is black too – lucky dog.
    (No offence meant)


  5. Ray Fowler says:

    Sheikh – I agree, we must definitely pray for those in authority. Thanks for commenting!

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