As I stood on the top step of the Library of Congress with my friends praying on 7-17. It was the day after we gathered to pray on The Mall with #TOGETHER2016 (we had mistaken the Library of Congress building for the Supreme Court – don’t judge. 🙃)
I had a profound sense of reverence for the high calling of God on leaders who make decisions to govern people. I lost my breath for a few seconds.
And a vision flashed before my eyes of the day they will stand facing the God of the universe and be held accountable for their words and deeds.
I have felt the sting of shame when standing in the presence of holiness. How much more will it be when face to face, for those who have lived according to their own standards and failed to acknowledge God as God?
And I fell prostrate on the inside, before God, asking forgiveness for failing to pray for them more as a citizen, myself, under their authority.
It’s safe to say that most of our leaders, though they give lip-service to Him, don’t actually fear the Lord, and so they don’t take care to honor Him or follow His ways.
But just because they disregard His authority, doesn’t remove Him from having authority over them.
Truth is truth. God is God. And one day we all will face Him. Will you join me in praying more fervently for our leaders according to Romans 13?
This post by Randy Alcorn inspired me to finally sit down and write about my weekend in DC.
And here are a few photos of our weekend. [Do you know which buildings are which?]
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