This morning when we awoke, we either celebrated or bemoaned the fact we have a newly elected President. Though the results are in on this historic and bitter campaign, the nation’s 45th president will not be sworn in UNTIL Inauguration Day, Jan 2017.
That’s right: President Barack Obama will technically be president of the United States right up until noon on Jan. 20, 2017, under provisions sets forth in the U.S. Constitution‘s 20th Amendment. On that day, the winner of the 2016 presidential election will assume the role of chief executive of the United States.
As devoted citizens to this great country, and citizens of a heavenly kingdom, it is our duty to use our words to bring healing to our fractured nation, and support to our newly elected officials.
Proverbs 18:221 tells us: Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Speak life; reap life. Speak death; reap death.
Let us choose to write and speak life, so we all might eat the peaceable fruits of righteousness. If at all possible, live at peace with thy neighbor.
And for now, celebrate that we have the democratic freedom to elect our officials. God still remains on the throne, and we can learn to rule our tongues and influence the places where we dwell for good, and for all eternity.
Above all, let’s not lose hope.