During the nearly two hour service that featured a rock band and hip-hop dancers, Obama shared the floor with the church’s pastor, Ron Carpenter. The senator from Illinois asked the multiracial crowd of nearly 4,000 people to keep him and his family in their prayers, and said he hoped to be “an instrument of God.”
“Sometimes this is a difficult road being in politics,” Obama said. “Sometimes you can become fearful, sometimes you can become vain, sometimes you can seek power just for power’s sake instead of because you want to do service to God. I just want all of you to pray that I can be an instrument of God in the same way that Pastor Ron and all of you are instruments of God.”
He finished his brief remarks by saying, “We’re going to keep on praising together. I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth.”
I don’t know about this kingdom stuff, but I do know that while conservative evangelical leaders spar amongst themselves, Senator Obama et al. are doing their best to get as many of our people to give them a second look as they can.
HAT TIP: Reader William.
UPDATE: Reader Maurice chimes in:
Aren’t we glad Mitt doesn’t go around asking his supporters to help him build the Kingdom of God on earth. Imagine the response of the Boston Globe! Surely the mainstream media is now going to demand a JFK from Obama. Yeah, right.