It was on this day in 1981 that Ronald Regan was sworn in as President of the United States. Today also marks the beginning for a new president, Barack Obama. I remember when Regan was sworn-in, as I was in the 8Th grade, and we got to watch it on TV at Beverley Middle School. Today at Dothan High, we also let the students watch the Inauguration on TV. I don't think they quite grasp the scope of this historical moment, but then again, neither did I in 1981. Today's event is much more historical than any other Presidential Inauguration. Today marks the start of a new beginning.
I do not agree with Obama on all the issues. I feel pretty confident that most everybody disagrees with at least some of his ideas. But we need to take a lesson from Christ. He was against the sin, but never against the sinner. Likewise, we can be against some of the new President's ideas, but we must stand united with him and give him a chance to try to restore America back to the greatest nation on earth. It won't be easy for him. But if we choose to remain divided as a nation, we will never get anywhere. This problem can only be solved when we first choose to solve it individually. The Bible teaches us that all our leaders are placed there by God himself. And let's not forget, God does not make mistakes! Our new President and his administration needs all our prayers today. We must remain faithful that God has our country in the palm of His hand. We may not be as strong as we once were, but I believe we are still the greatest nation in the world. And with God's help and our support of the new President, the United States of America can become even better.
Psalm 125:1 says, "They that trust in the Lord shall be as Mount Zion, which can not be removed, but abideth forever."
Father, please bless our great nation. Thank you for making us free to worship You openly. I ask You to guide our new President as he attempts to lead us for the next four years. In Jesus name, Amen.