Posted by: davidbowerkingwood | January 20, 2017

President Trump

The Inauguration of the Forty-Fifth President of the United States of America

This morning Donald John Trump was sworn in as the President of the United States of America in a touching ceremony. My wife and I watched the whole thing all day and I admit I had tears in my eyes from time to time as I watched. The ceremony was truly filled with hope and promise and gave recognition to our national dependency on the grace and mercy of God. I’m sure many of us were praying that the inauguration would go well and by God’s grace and mercy it did.

There were a number of references by the various speakers to God and most particularly to Jesus Christ for which I was grateful. Toward the end of President Trump’s inaugural address he spoke the following:

“We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement and, most importantly, we are protected by God.”

The Bible makes it very clear that it is God that has placed President Trump in that position of power and has very specific plans for his presidency. I wrote in an essay on December 1, 2016:

“Today this country may be standing at a crossroads; it may be we have been given another opportunity to choose. Could it be we have been given another time of testing by God to let us see which path we shall select? The path of progressive socialism failed to produce satisfactory results for this nation; now, perhaps, we are to be given the path of constitutional conservatism as an alternative. I suspect you too have read some of the often repeated opinions that a return to constitutional government would provide the foundation for a return to stable government and economic prosperity.

I suggest to you that no form of government that does not place God at the center has any hope of lasting success. I think often of the generally neglected fourth verse of our national anthem:

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation,

Blest with victory and peace, may the Heaven – rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, for our cause is just,
And this be our motto –“In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Let us never forget that fundamental truth which has shaped our national destiny; it is the power of God that has made and preserved us a nation! If this last election is another heavenly rescue let us not fail this time to praise that Power and fully place our trust, hope and confidence in the God of Heaven!”

We are now standing at that historic crossroads for our nation; my prayer for President Trump and the United States of America is a spiritual awakening accompanied by a clear recognition and acknowledgment that only as we place our hope and confidence in the God of Heaven can we have any hope of lasting success.

“In God is our trust”


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  1. Awesome article, David. Feel exactly the same, may Pres. Trump continue to listen to God and surround himself with Godly men.

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  2. I had tears of joy and was very thankful for the praise of God and citizens and his role as a servant of God. Little self promotion, much humility.

    John

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  3. David, we, too, watched this memorable day of hope and encouragement. Yes, In God We Trust.

    Gloria

    On Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 6:02 PM, davidbowerkingwood wrote:

    > davidbowerkingwood posted: “The Inauguration of the Forty-Fifth President > of the United States of America This morning Donald John Trump was sworn in > as the President of the United States of America in a touching ceremony. My > wife and I watched the whole thing all day and I admit I” >

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  4. Amen!

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  5. What a beautiful tribute full of hope, conviction, and faith in our Lord for His work. Thanks.

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