18 comments on “Inauguration Day Reflections

  1. In a short time, whatever the President does will be background noise as I scramble to make dinner for the family (wife gets off work at six) during NBC Nightly News. When home on a Sunday morning, replace Meet The Press with a Premier League match. The Donald will not directly effect my life as Obama, Bush(s), Clinton, Reagan, or Carter did. This is the ultimate apples and oranges. World leaders cannot guarantee heaven, God does.

  2. Don, on the one hand you say, “I do know for certain that it is long past the time when the BS needs to stop.” On the other hand, you say, “Do you seriously think we will forget your several weeks of tantrums?”

    I think it’s time to forgive and forget; to embrace a new beginning; to pray for our new President, as you said, “united in our love of country, rather than divided along petty partisan lines.” I pray we will all forgive and forget petty offenses so we can all move forward in unity.

    • I completely agree with you Susan. Yet I’ll go one step further: That is the sentiment that was appropriate for November 9th forward. Those elected “leaders” who have done everything possible to sow discord, division and who have done everything possible to de-legitimize their opponents these many weeks should be voted out at the earliest possible moment. There is nothing personal or unkind about this; they have misused their offices in their positions and abused the public trust.

      At least that’s how I see it.

  3. I was at Inauguration and I loved how our Messiah Jesus was glorified by the speakers and our new President. Franklin Graham commented that it rain when President began speaking, and it did. He said rain was a blessing from God. I felt the Holy Spirit moving during the ceremony.

  4. I also liked how one of the pastors quoted MATTHEW 5 during the ceremony. “God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. 12 Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven.”

  5. Don, as an outsider looking in, I endorse your call for unity but I am still very uneasy with the lack of humility and statesmanship displayed by the new president. Time will tell. Most importantly, God is still on His thrown.

    • You’re right Pieter, time will tell. I’ve never been one of Mr. Trump’s fans, and the concepts of statesmanship and humility left the Oval Office with Mr. Bush. Even so, this will be interesting as it plays out… and God will still be on His throne in four years.

  6. Don,I am also no fan of Mr. Trump. Nor have I been of the past several administrations. This election was unique in several ways,not the least of which there was no clearly conservative candidate.
    Far more important than that however is that for the first time in my life I have witnessed rioting in the streets over who won the presidency.
    What is most frightening though is that the party that lost has actually encouraged this activity. This would include the previous president,whi seems to have forgotten that we are all in this together.
    The next four years will be interesting to say the least. I would be very nervous except for the fact that I know the One who still pilots the ship.

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