“I don’t know whether he is a sinner,” the man replied. “But I know this: I was blind, and now I can see!” (John 9:25).

Jesus healed a blind man and the religious crowd got all upset. They started arguing over why he was healed, and how he was healed, and who was to blame for him being blind in the first place. The man said, “I can’t answer all of your questions. but I can tell you this; I was blind, but now I see.”

When I speak with the ‘religious crowd’ today about this past Presidential Election I feel just this way. “I can’t answer all your questions, but I can tell you this, I was blind, but now I can see.” I wrote a song some time ago that has a lot of meaning to me, “WaitingRoom” and the chorus says, “as I wait, I see His Face shining as a Glory of Grace.” Another part “I can see, I can see, in the world as I go for His Light has broken forth in my soul!” Can you see and hear today what the Spirit is saying?

I see God’s Face shining as a Glory of Grace because I have been in the “Waiting Room”. Have you? How much time can you tell Our Heavenly Father that during this very long difficult ‘Presidential Race’ that you and your spouse and children held hands, knelt at the Cross of Jesus, cried out to Abba Father for His grace, mercy, wisdom and knowledge for this election? Surely, God heard our prayers. Surely God knows our needs. Surely God is in control. But, are we?

Some of us may not agree with Michelle Obama being first lady but it would be hard for Mothers across our Nation not to agree with her as Mom, or at least her desires for wanting to be a good Mom.

I read that Michelle Obama wrote this article (below) shortly before the election. It first appeared in US News & World Report and has been updated with permission. Distributed by Tribune Media Services. I am quoted parts of her article here:

“My No 1 job as First Lady is to be First Mom…Helping working women and families is dear to the heart of the President-elect’s wife. But so are sleepover strategies…

A few weeks ago at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, I shared with the nation some of the many reasons why I believed my husband would be an extraordinary president. It was the biggest speech I’d ever given. When I was finished, I headed backstage with my daughters. They turned to me, breathless with excitement.

“Mom,” Malia, our ten-year-old, said. “We have something important to tell you. We need to have a sleepover!”

That snapped me out of speech mode, with the bright lights and applause, and back into the role I love: Mom. The next night, 15 giggling girls – my daughters, the Biden granddaughters, and friends – took over our hotel room.

Now that Barack has been elected president, it will be an honour to be First Lady. I will work daily on the issues closest to my heart: helping working women and families, particularly military families. But, as my girls reminded me in Denver, even as First Lady, my No 1 job is still to be Mom. At 7 and 10, our daughters are young. My first priority will be to ensure they stay grounded and healthy, with normal childhoods – including homework, chores, dance, and soccer.

Our girls are the centre of Barack’s and my world. They’re the reason he ran for president – to make the world a better place for them and for all children. For us, and for millions of Americans, that’s what this election has been about – making sure that America remains a country where everyone can fulfil their God-given potential.

The struggles of America’s families aren’t new to Barack. He was raised by a single mom who put herself through school and built a career that she loved while still finding time to read to him each morning. …He also knows that when our military goes to war, their families go with them. He’s a strong advocate for predictable deployments and better healthcare – including mental health – for returning service people.”

“I don’t know whether he is a sinner,” the man replied. “But I know this: I was blind, and now I can see!” (John 9:25).
Look what the man had told them earlier in verses 11, “Someone named Jesus made some mud and smeared it on my eyes. He told me to go and wash it off in Siloam Pool. When I did, I could see.” And, I love this verse (27)The man answered, “I have already told you once, and you refused to listen. Why do you want me to tell you again? Do you also want to become his disciples?” Now was that man cool or what?

I hope you will read with me the Chapter in John 9 in its entirety and rejoice at the way Jesus worked then and still does. I have hope that we as Christians will rally around Michelle and take her at her word and hold her accountable to her word that things will be better for families because of the passion and work Michelle will do on our behalf. Michelle grew up on the South Side of Chicago and graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School. Read her Bio in full and get encouraged. Let us do our part and believe she will do hers.

This is not about whom I voted for. I just feel privileged as a woman that I could and did vote. This is about ‘Our next President, First Lady” and their children and our children and families. About our Nation and the Nations of the World. I remember that Jesus, my Lord and my Savior came to earth that the world might know Him. I know Him, I am blessed each and everyday. Let us continue to pray for one another, love one another and have Hope while we go and do good deeds with our God given gifts. Let us encourage those that are weak, those that are afraid, those that need a word from The Master, that He has all things under control!