We are fully aware that this is an historic time for our nation. The election of a minority President is momentous. Times are changing, that is for sure. We are all hoping and praying for healing for our nation and new opportunities for the future.
But try not to get too caught up in the hype of the power of one individual, or one administration. No one man has the power to change the course of this nation. No matter how great, no politician is our solution. If expectations are outrageously high, President Obama is bound to fail.
I am guessing that many of the bandwagon devotees will soon be speaking out in opposition to our President. People are fickle. They love it when they get their way. We all know that that won’t happen for very long.
In 1843, Edward Mote wrote, “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness…On Christ the Solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.” Sounds like a rock-solid plan to me.
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We may be surprised. The expression of hope is deep and diverse. It may be beyond the strength of one man. No doubt, the honeymoon will pass, but our responsibility will not. A friend at church, this Sunday, told me he would have a hard time praying for the new president. I told him he really didn’t have a choice, as follows:I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;1 Tim 2:1-3 KJV
I may have been wrong in my first comment. It’s day two of the new president’s term and the editorial cartoonists are already being critical. i suppose they don’t know how to be funny without being critical.There really is a lot of positive zeal for our new president. I’ve seen many inaugurations. The zeal for our warrior hero, Eisenhower, or our regal idol, Regan, didn’t come close.Still I must remember the multitude who cried Hosanna on Sunday cried Crucify Him, on Friday.