Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Congratulations, President Obama

Mr. President,

Congratulations on your election as the 44th President of the United States. This is an historic occasion, where we celebrate not only the peaceful transfer of power, but also (and more historic), the first African American President of our Country.

During the campaign, I realized that I disagree with with you on so many different issues. This has been further confirmed as your positions have taken shape. There are other areas in which we are not that far apart. Unfortunately, the areas in which I disagree the most are those positions that mean the most to me.

All that aside, I believe the Bible is clear as to my duties toward our new leader.

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 1 Tim 2:1-2.

You have a tremendous duty on your shoulders, and the expectation of your supporters is sky-high. I will therefore pray for you. I will pray that God will guide you in your decisionmaking. I will pray that God will give you wisdom for all you must do. More importantly, I will pray that God will give you the courage to make decisions based on what is Biblically correct, not on what is popular or easy. Even if the result is something I may disagree with.

Furthermore, I will pray that God's will would be done for our Country and in your life, whether I disagree with it, and whether you disagree with it.

May God bless you and your family, and above all, God bless America.