Daily Devotional for May 19, 2021

Mike sent the following Little Johnny joke.  Truer words were never spoken:

The teacher asked her students which state they thought has the most cows. 

A little girl raised her hand and said, “Texas.”

The teacher said, “That’s right, you get an A.  Now which state do you think has the most sheep?”

A little boy raised his hand and said, “Montana.”

The teacher said, “That’s right, you get an A.  Who can tell me which state has the most turkeys?”

Little Johnny raised his hand and said, “That easy!  Washington D.C. “

The teacher gave him an A+.”

While Washington D.C. isn’t a state, we all understand what Little Johnny was trying to say.

Will Rogers said it like this: “I don’t make jokes.  I just watch the government and report the facts.”

If you ever look at the lunacy that surrounds our government, as political parties appear to be working against each other instead of for the people, know you are not alone.

In some respects, the democratic experiment of the United States has become questionable.  This is where followers of Christ can help.  The most important thing we can do is pray.

Paul wrote to Timothy, “First of all, then, I ask that requests, prayers, petitions, and thanksgiving be made for all people.  Prayer for kings and everyone who is in authority so that we can live a quiet and peaceful life in complete godliness and dignity.”  (1 Timothy 2:1-2)

While we don’t have a king to pray for, we do have those who are in authority.  We are to be praying that God guides each of them as they lead our nation.  It’s the only way we can get back on track.

Your political affiliation is not part of this conversation because there are some on each side who will call those on the opposite side godless, power-hungry heathens. Scripture tells us to pray for whomever is in power.  That’s what matters.

Prayer:  Dear Gracious Heavenly God, I lift up to you those that are in positions of authority.  Give them the wisdom to govern, the discernment to follow the right path, and the humility to know they must lean on you.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

The success of our country depends upon good leadership.  This means praying for whomever is in charge.  It matters.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.
Tom Robbins