As I listened to, then watched, Barack Hussein Obama take the oath of President of the United States I knew it was truly an historic event for this country. There are many beliefs that I do not share with our new Commander in Chief: the freedom of choice (I am pro-life), same-sex marriage (I am for marriage between one man and one woman--only!), gun control (I am for the right to keep and bear arms). These contrast some of our different viewpoints.
In contemplating these differences while listening to his speech, I wonder how he can justify to himself these platforms and at the same time ask God to bless him. But I find that is typical of most politicians. They talk out of both sides of their mouth, try to appease both sides of the fence to keep up their popularity, and eventually show their true colors.
My grandson, Jacob, and I had a discussion about our new president tonight. My words to him were, "it doesn't matter if we like him or not, he is our president, and he is due a certain amount of respect because of the office he holds. We must pray for him, that he seeks and listens to Godly counsel." Then we listened to the oath of office and analyzed it, the promises to us and the promises to God.
Today, This Day, history was made. Now, as we journey together with this new administration, please pray for God's favor, guidance, and wisdom for our president, our nation, and our people.
Peace and Joy,