I don’t know how many of you watched speeches at the Republican Convention last night, but my wife and I were able to take in a couple of them. We watched as Mayor Rudy Giuliani spoke on key issues, such as our nation’s security, taxes and jobs. He was masterful in his presentation of Senator McCain’s qualifications.
We eagerly awaited Governor Sarah Palin’s speech, and neither of us was disappointed. Put very simply, the governor knocked this one out of the park in dynamic fashion. She spoke about her family and how it is much like any other family in America. We appreciated that openness, and admire her for the job she has done, and, hopefully, will do as vice-president of the United States of America. To read the transcript and view the speech again, look at this New York Times article.
Governor Palin also described her experience as both a “soccer mom” and government offices. We laughed as she described the difference between a soccer mom and a bulldog – lipstick. That was hilarious. I think she brought her own personality to the platform, and displayed it for all the world to see.
She has had to make tough decisions as mayor of a small town and as governor of the great state of Alaska. In both government offices, she served with conviction and expertise, fighting for people who could not fight for themselves. Her accomplishments are outstanding and should be applauded by both sides of the aisle.
In my opinion, Senator McCain made a great decision for his vice-presidential running mate. He and VP Palin will work well together to get some important things done for our great country. Will they be perfect? Absolutely not. Will they occasionally make mistakes? Probably. There are no perfect people on this planet, but we can be confident these two will work on our behalf.
Our hope does not rest in the White House or the halls of congress. Our hope is in the God of all creation and Jesus Christ His Son. Thank God for leaders who watch out for our good, and who protect us from the evils of this world. I’m looking for a city built by God, which is New Jerusalem. Hebrews 11:10 says of Abraham “For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.”
Where is your hope and trust? Please, let it be in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who loved you and gave Himself for you. He has set leaders in place for us, and I’m thankful there is one who is like a bulldog and wears lipstick. What do you think?