Sunday, June 2, 2019
Last week I shared a post written by Franklin Graham regarding praying for our President today. It was not a political endorsement, so I was surprised when two of the responses were negative.
I picked up the paper this morning, and the headline read "11 killed in Virginia by a disgruntled employee." There is an ugly divide in our country that I don't ever remember in its history. At least not my time on this earth. The person who killed 11 "coworkers" was angry. So angry that he decided to kill 11 innocent people? Just recently, not five miles from my home, 5 people, 4 of them were doing their job, while the 5th person was a bank customer, when a monster decided to play god, and take their lives...all 5 of them! Why?
When I asked people to pray for our President this morning, like him or not, he is still the President of this country that my father, husband and son fought for! When I ask people to pray for our President, pray that the Lord will touch his heart, and lead us in the direction He wishes us to go, and they refuse, what does that mean? I pray for a day when we will all come together in a loving, supportive manner. When I shared that thought with a friend, she said, "I don't think that will happen until we get to heaven." She may be right. However, I am praying for our President, and all the people who have so much hate in their hearts.
We have to come together as a country, United we stand! Divided we fall. Every day I learn about another mass shooting (anger). Innocent people are gunned down for no reason(anger). Except for the fact that the shooter is ANGRY with someone! If we continue to fight among ourselves, and refuse to pray for people we don't like....where does that leave this country.
Jesus reminds us often we shall love each other. In Luke 6:27 But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you (NIV).
Today, I stand with Franklin Graham and thousands of other Christians who are praying for our President, and this great United States of America! I'm also praying for you.