This morning President Obama began his first official day in office by attending the national prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral. While the event had a larger than usual interfaith contingent it was still at its core a Christian service drawn from the Book of Common Prayer. Read more
I do not think it is by accident that this event falls in the middle of a week of prayer for Christian unity. There has never been a better time for all of us to seek to set aside our differences and work together for understanding, acceptance and mutual concern. Listen to the words of Richard Twiss, Native American leader who will be in Washington DC at the beginning of February for the National Prayer Breakfast. I was inspired as I read his words, knowing that First Nations people are still the least respected and appreciated within our society.
Regardless of who you voted for, our president, Barak Obama, is the man God has put his hand on to serve us as President of the United States. His presidency represents an opportunity for ALL Americans and people globally to seek a future filled with hope for a better tomorrow. It is truly a remarkable moment in the history of America, a country known as much for its “American Revolution” as for the genocide of our Native American people and the enslavement of African people.
An African-American serving as president of the most powerful country in the world, in light of our history, is an inspiration to people all over the world that “with God, ALL things are possible!!!”
In the parable of the two lost sons or “the prodigal son” the older son refuses to come in and celebrate the return of his brother because he disagrees with his fathers handling of the situation. If he was his dad, he would have judged and rejected his son for squandering his inheritance.
Let’s pray, walk in faith and trust in Jesus with all we got as we seek to walk in the light even as He is in the light!