Today is the Inauguration Day of a new President of the United States. Some of my friends on social media are happy and excited about new leadership; while others are upset or sad about this change...but no matter how you feel about a new administration or new leadership, we need to remember a few important things as followers of Jesus.
#1: Jesus is still on the throne.
When Emperor Nero was ramping up persecution of Christians who he blamed for the great fire of Rome...Jesus was on the throne as King. When the Black Plague was ravaging the world with illness and death...Jesus was still on the throne as King. When the World Wars took our sons and husbands away, many never to return...Jesus was still on the throne as King. And today, as we usher in a new President...Jesus is still on the Throne as King. No matter what may come, good or bad...Jesus is still on the throne and He is still with us.
#2: We are to pray for our leaders.
1 Timothy 2:1-3 says "I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people-for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior."
You may like or dislike Joe Biden...but you should pray for him regardless. As Christians we are commanded to pray for those in authority over us. Pray that they make good and wise decisions. Pray for them personally, for their safety and protection.
I am grateful for a nation where we can worship our Lord and Savior openly and I pray for our many brothers and sisters around the globe who cannot. Let the freedoms we enjoy remind us to pray for those who do not have the luxury of free speech or worship.
May the peace of Christ rule in our hearts forever,