Psalm 85:8-10 I will listen to what God the Lord says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants—
but let them not turn to folly. Surely his salvation is near those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land. Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other.
As we prepare for the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris, our nation is in turmoil. The scenes of anger and hate displayed at the U. S. Capitol have caused much fear and terror. Yet, for many of us, the promises of God that peace will reign, that salvation is near, and that the glory of God will dwell in our land fuels our hope that better days are ahead.
It is our prayer that, as have occurred every time a new president has been voted into the highest office in the land, the transition of administrations will be held in a honorable way, and that all citizens will respect that the majority have spoken. So we entreat our God the Lord to keep everyone attending the inauguration safe. We pray that the differences between us will not lead to a loss of the democractic principles that have sustained this nation for 244 years.
Let us put our trust in the love and faithfulness of God, no matter who occupies the White House. The folly of idolatry must never be part of the lives of those who confess to love and fear the Lord. Let righteousness and peace embrace each other and kiss, so that the love of God may bring us together as “one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
To God be the glory for the great deeds he has done.