Friday, November 07, 2008

"Leaders deserve our support"

Great article by Dr. Thornbury in this morning's Jackson Sun. He talks about the responsibility we as believers have to support and pray for our government. Over the past week I have talked a lot about how important it is to me that America's respect the office of the President. However, I am usually the first person to make an inappropriate joke about the soon to be president or to predict the trouble he will cause in our country. This morning I am convicted after reading Dr. Thornbury's thoughts and I feel refreshed after repenting of my sin. Here are a few good quotes from the article:

"Indeed, there remain significant disagreements on the political landscape,
but this one thing I believe: the Christian community must never be the ones
fomenting talk of civil discord or promises of a "backlash.""

"One of the greatest liabilities confronting evangelical Christians today is
that many people think that they're always negative, cranky or even
downright mean. What a tragedy that is, especially as we prepare to enter
into the Christmas season, in which people around the globe celebrate the arrival of
Jesus of Nazareth, the Prince of Peace."
You can read the rest of the article here.