History Maker

History Maker | Barack Obama

Last night Barack Obama became the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party. If that’s news to you this morning, please nudge Dick Cheney awake and come out of the cave to the real world. 

This isn’t a post about politics. This is a reminder of who we are in Christ. All over the news this morning Barack Obama is being called a history maker. The first African American to be a party nominee for President of the United States. It doesn’t matter which party you affiliate yourself with, this is a historic moment for our nation.

If Jesus is your Savior, you are called to be a history maker as well. 

Matthew 5:13, Jesus tells us to be the salt of the earth.

Ephesians 5:13-14, Paul tells us to bring light to dark places, to wake up!

Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus gives us marching order to go and change our world.

On and on throughout the new testament we are taught the same thing… Go be a history maker

change history now

Don’t just look at Barack Obama and think to yourself, “Wow, how cool is it that he’s changing history.” Instead, look intently at what Jesus is calling you to do. And do it. Do it with the attitude that you were placed on this earth to make a difference. 

Paul tells us, “He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.” 

Change history. Do it now. Today is the day. The world you live in is waiting for someone to do something and that someone is you. That’s change we can believe in.

By Adam McLane

Kristen and Adam live in Ahwahnee, California.

6 comments

  1. Hi Adam,

    You wrote that this post isn’t about politics, but it most certainly is. If it’s who we are in Christ, then we should not follow hypocrites. Obama sat in a Church that doesn’t resemble any Christian church that I know of. He has made statements that praised Jeremiah Wright. He criticized Black Churches that are too traditional in their interpretations of Scripture.

    Obama is pro-choice. As a Pastor, are you OK with that? What about homosexual marriage? As a Pastor, are you OK with that? Voting for a man just because of his color is just as bad as not voting for someone because of their color.

    A pseudo-cryptic message that Jesus wants us to vote for Obama is a bit scary. Change without direction is dangerous. Obama is basically a Marxist. What is he offering America?

    Grace & Truth,

    Joe Caruso

  2. Adam,

    Where did I say you were voting for him? I did write that your post was about politics, and has a pseudo-cryptic message in it. I don’t need you to tell me who you’re voting for, but I would like to know how you stand on the issues such as pro-choice and homosexual marriage?

  3. @joe – I think both a very complicated issues in the pluralistic society we live in. The easy answer for Christians. But I would never base my vote (again) on single issues. If GW Bush, the most pro-choice president of my lifetime couldn’t do anything… what makes you think any president can?

    Along the same lines… if there is some kind of Christian litmus test, who you going to vote for as ALL 3 candidates are pro-choice. Tough year for the one issue voter. 😉

  4. Yes, these are complicated issues. I don’t base my vote on single issues either. I feel the country is headed for some dark times. I hope I’m wrong. We have a delusion of choices on who to vote for. Remember, it’s not just the President, it’s also who he/she appoints as judges that I’m concerned about. Legislating from the bench is not what this country is about.

    I don’t like when activists accuse people who are pro-family, religious homophobic. I’m certainly not afraid of Gay people. However, when it comes to Christian values, I have a problem with that. Obama attacked people with Christian values, people who follow Scripture.http://www.CNSNEWS.com/ViewCulture.asp?Page=/Culture/archive/200805/CUL20080529a.html Will they be forcing their perversion on Churches who want to stick to Scripture. What about the wedding industry as a whole. A Christian who owns a catering hall, or a photographer who doesn’t want to do these ceremonies. Anyway, I enjoyed the chat….

  5. Adam,

    Just read about the new gig on Marko’s blog. Congrats! This is clearly a smart move for YS, and I hope you really enjoy it in San Diego.

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