Our 44th President has taken office.

I was in a meeting this morning. More than half of those in attendance happened to be African American. It was a wonderful time of enjoying a celebration of what God has done to bring about equality in the United States of America. One older black man stated, “This is the greatest day in history!” Another said, “I only wish my momma could see this.”

As I watched President Barack Obama repeat the oath of office, I was holding my ten month old son, Elijah John–who happens to be black. Tears welled up in my eyes as I was reminded of how far this nation has come . . . how far we still must go.

God, may your blessings be upon President Obama and his family. May you place wise advisors around him. May he seek wisdom not from within but from You. May his strength not stir from military might but from the quiet confidence that comes from walking in Your ways. May he lead us by following you. Lead by kneeling. By serving. By trusting that we as a nation have been blessed for one reason and one reason only . . . to be a blessing to the world.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.