Today is Valentine Day in our Nation. A day that we celebrate our love for special people in our lives. But as I read post after post and news articles, one after another, I see that love is very far from the minds of many of those in our nation. There is a great lack of love and even civility towards our elected President, Donald Trump. In fact, the hatred shown is great and disturbing. Today my prayers are for President Trump and his administration and his leadership.
As 2016 is fast coming to its end, I’m concerned about our nation and that the outgoing administration is rushing to seemingly obstruct the incoming administration in several important issues. For one, the thought that the US refused to back our long time ally, Israel, in the United Nations resolution concerning the settlements is very disturbing. The US has supported Israel since before the cold war and has had a mutually beneficial relationship. However the current administration has made no secret of its contempt of the US/Israeli supportive relationship. As for US Christians, it is important that our country support Israel because of the covenant relationship God has with the Israeli people. God’s promises to Abraham are not yet totally fulfilled. Israel is still special to God and should therefore also be special to us as believers. Continue reading “Thursday, December 29, 2016”