“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is the tree of life.” Proverbs 3.12
The new President of the United States, Barack Obama, came to us with great excitement and a lot of fanfare this week. His speech was amazing; the whole inauguration, very inspiring. Everything feels exciting and new. The word “hope” echoes from the hallways these days, as President Obama has energetically taken the bull by the horns these past few days.
A few minutes ago, without the media blitz characterizing the rest of this week and one day after the anniversery of Roe vs. Wade, the President ended the Bush administration’s ban on giving federal money to international groups that provide abortions.
“A White House spokesman, Bill Burton, said Obama signed an executive order on the ban, without coverage by the media, late Friday afternoon. That was in contrast to the midday signings with fanfare of executive orders on other subjects earlier in the week.”
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I was hoping he wouldn’t make one of his first orders of business to devalue human life (I wrote about this earlier – the right for life and how weird it is that we will save every kind of living thing, but a human life). Hope, for me, is certainly diluted, somewhat deferred.
Praying for the president…J