Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Honoring and Praying for our Leaders

On January 20th, the American people will once again watch a president being sworn in. Donald J. Trump will be our 45th President.

Although many do not like him, he is still our president and we should treat him with respect and the dignity that goes with the Office of the President.

In the past couple of days, I have heard many who have protested and even called into question his legitimate election to the office. I am deeply saddened by this. According to one article, 31 Democratic Senators and Congressmen will not be attending the inauguration.

As a nation, we should come together and work for the greater good of this nation. We need to put aside our personal beliefs and work to make this nation the greatest it can possibly be. Instead, many are working against each other and trying to advance their own agendas. Many want to change things through violence and childish behavior. 

I am not saying that we cannot disagree or peacefully protest, but we should be working together. President-Elect Trump is our President and we should understand our place as citizens. Yes, there are going to be things that he will do that I will disagree with. There are things that I would like to see done in this nation. But, I will not disrespect the Office of the President or the individual who sits in the Oval Office.

As the inauguration day fast approaches, I ask all to be in prayer for our new president. I ask that each of you read 1 Timothy 2:1-8 and really listen to the words of Paul as he calls us to "to pray with holy hands lifted up to God, free from anger and controversy." 

We live in a great nation that has been blessed and we are one people who should work together and love one another. A nation that "God has shed his grace on" and has "crowned thee good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea".

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