I managed to stay up late enough to hear one of most inspiring speeches I have ever heard. Our new president Barack Obama has renewed my faith in America and given me hope for the future. I am extremely proud to say that I cast my ballot for him. I believe that he is the right leader and the right time and his legacy will be one of greatness. I deeply respect John McCain and the graciousness that he displayed in the campaign and in his speech last night. I pray that God would bless our new president and his family. Last night I saw in the faces of the people who stood around to listen to Barack’s speech the spark of hope. Perhaps the church can learn something from this election; we have the hope of eternity. Can we inspire people to act and believe as Obama has done?