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Thanksgiving Day Attitudes
Thanksgiving is almost here, and for many of us, we are so thankful the election is over. Our choices were not that good, and over half of the country is upset with the President-elect, but thank God, we don’t have to hear anymore debates or see anymore election commercials. There is a sense of relief that it is finally over. However, this does not mean we are finished. Now comes the part that is probably the most important of all, “prayer”.
You see, many of us want to pray before the election for a specific result. The truth is we have a greater responsibility to pray for the leaders who are elected after the election is over. Romans 13:1 specifically states, “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.” This is a tough statement to swallow, but there it is in the Scriptures for everyone to see.
After each election, some group sends a picture of the president to principals of schools all across the country. It is one of those pictures you see hanging up in government buildings. Many people throw them away, especially if the person elected is not their choice. When the picture of Barack Obama arrived back in 2009, I hung his picture up in my office. Whenever conservative parents would step into my office, they would remark upon his picture, usually negatively. They would ask me if I supported him during the election, or ask me how in the world could I hang his picture upon my office wall. I would quickly remind them that, like it or not, he was the President of the United States. He was owed my respect as a citizen of this country, and he needed my prayers. Our responsibility as citizens is to vote, and afterward, it is to support our elected officials. It does not mean that we cannot disagree with them, but it does mean we should pray for them to have wisdom to make good decisions.
Let me put it another way. I know some people who want President-elect Trump to fail miserably. They despise the man so much that they would rather see him make mistakes and put this country into greater debt or, even worse, possibly put the U.S. into a wartime situation. Their rationale is that they would prefer four years of a bad Trump presidency because they fear, if he succeeds, he will be re-elected in four more years. Is that really the best thing for the United States? Rather, let us pray that our new president has wisdom from on high, that he follows Godly principles, and that he appoints good cabinet members. If he is successful, do we not all succeed? So when our new president’s picture arrives, it will be posted on my wall. Not because I agree with his attitudes towards minorities, women, or economic policies, but because now, more than ever, he needs my prayers.
This Thanksgiving, let us be reminded of the good things God has given us in California. Besides living in the state with the best weather, receiving much needed rainfall this year, and having a good school like The King’s Academy, God has redeemed us through the blood of his only begotten son, Jesus Christ.
Speaking of good things, I also wanted to share the latest report card for The King's Academy from a national ranking system called Niche. The King’s Academy is ranked as the 8th best Christian school in the state, ranking several spots higher than Valley Christian. The rankings are based upon our average SAT/ACT test score, college placements, and parent satisfaction.
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