Updated: Nov 17, 2020
With President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris being the newly elected winners of the 2020 presidential election, I find myself excited, inspired, and relishing in God's grace. Like me, many Americans spent most of the time between Tuesday and Saturday's decision praying and asking God for grace and mercy.
"Once Biden won, everything I was worried about or mad about just sort of faded away," Michael Che jested on the November 7th Weekend Update segment on Saturday Night Live. I, too, felt a sigh of relief and hope.
Near 8:25ish am on that same Saturday morning, I awoke to my human shaking
my arm, "They called it!" Of course, I was in the thickest of sleep at the moment, and as my eyes cleared and understanding set in, I looked to the television. "JOSEPH R. BIDEN, JR. ELECTED 46TH PRESIDENT," read on the screen. Almost immediately, I felt life's possibilities overflow in me: it seemed like the world woke up and good had entered the world...again.
As I watched, the commentators address how President-Elect Biden ran for president twice before winning this election. I thought of the many gospel artists that sing about: "Wait on the Lord;" "Not now doesn't mean never;" "They that wait on the Lord, shall renew their strength." I found myself thanking God for not letting him win the previous elections.
As America got closer to the election, I listened to the opinionated official (and would-be) pundits criticize President-Elect Biden for his qualifications to become POTUS. In many of his interviews, I watched how he would respond to the criticism, and he followed Michelle Obama's principle to a T, "When they go low, we go high!"
As I continued watching the news, an interesting thought crossed my mind. "What do you think would have happened if President-Elect Biden won the first election - or the second?" A modified history would exist for sure. For instance, had he won the first, President George H.W. Bush would not have been president and had he won the second, President Barack Obama's presidency would have been delayed or non-existent.
"I'm going to win this thing. I really am. I just know it, I can feel it in my fingertips," President-Elect Biden stated back in 1987. God knew that he spoke a message into his life that would come to fruition over 30 years later.