Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Message from Phil Adams, Principal JH/SH & Central Elementary

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. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior.

I Timothy 2:1-3 English Standard Version

Our Constitution provides that the President periodically report to the Congress the condition of our country as he sees it – the “State of the Union”. Traditionally our President sets aside a Tuesday evening each January to do so. Tonight President Obama is carrying on that requirement. As he speaks, we Christians would do well to remember our own mandate. We are to pray for our leaders. They face enormous pressures from a variety of directions.

Our form of government and our social tradition have made criticism of our leadership possible, even expected. Often we Christians are at the cutting edge of this criticism. Let’s be sure to follow the biblical mandate to pray as earnestly as we may follow our political or social mandate. Our children are watching.

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