Bringing the Text to Life
Three thousand years or so ago, give or take, Joshua asked his people to vote. “Choose this day,” he said.
A few days ago, Americans went to the polls to make a choice.
This is the first Sunday following the presidential election and we have a new president-elect. Congregations all over the country are gathering with a better understanding of what the next four years are going to look like. It’s been a historic election with a very real possibility that a woman might have been the nominee of a major party, that an African-American was nominated, that the oldest man to run for the office was nominated.
President-elect Obama or President-elect McCain. At press time, of course, the outcome was unknown. But now, whatever the outcome, it’s been a historic election on so many different levels.
Tomorrow, November 10, is also a significant day in history.
You may not have known that, but now you do.
On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress created the United States...