It was a beautiful Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C. yesterday- brillant sun, 40’s with a gentle breeze. God’s Plan worked perfectly for the 2nd inauguration of Barack H. Obama. What a glorious tip of the Divine Hat to our president.
Sadly, commentator on Fox quipped that it was the ‘worst day.’ What can you expect from those ‘unbelievers?’
God had other plans.
“We…the People,” the President often began a paragraph, referring to the 315 million citizens of this nation as he spoke. After all, he is our federal representative. Giving a nod to the wide diversity of plants and animals in God’s Creation, the President strove to acknowledge the equally diverse set of human characteristics in His Creation- the wide variety of skin tones, languages and ethnicity that is represented among We, the People.
More deeply, the President pointed out other points of diversity of God’s Wonder. President Obama referred to Stonewall, Selma and Seneca Falls, locations of historic importance in noting God’s Plan of human diversity. What a blessing to note the Creator’s blueprint and what a sanctification of the Lord’s work that the President pointed to this awesome Design.
Even more noteworthy was the President’s benediction of the outcast, the poor, the foreigner- the very people that His Son, Jesus Christ, similarly uplifted during His time on earth.
Throughout his Inaugural Address, one often could recall the Savior’s instructions while preaching on the mount: Blessed are the peacemakers, the poor, the meek, those who hunger for righteousness, the merciful and the persecuted. It was as if, as in those who authored the Holy Bible, the Lord God guided the pen of our President as he wrote the words. Miracles abound!
Yes, God smiled on We, the People yesterday. Praise to Him!
Amen and amen.