First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior
I Timothy 2:1-3
I just got back from DC. Not for national defense meetings or anything like that. Nope, just a girls' trip so Katie and Betsy and I could visit our Mary. She's up there holding down the fort in our Capitol. I needed to see her. Moms are like that, ya know. So we Georgia Chambers girls headed north to do a whirlwind tourist trip, celebrate March bdays, and let me lay eyes on all my girls at one time. Makes a Mama happy.
While we were there, we braved the cold (barely missed the snowstorm!) and trudged all over the city. I learned about Metro schedules and got introduced to Uber and Lyft. Fabulous finds. We showed Betsy the sites, since the last time she was there, she was in diapers and more into Dora than civics. I counted both days as school, just in case the homeschool police are checking!
In between viewing the Magna Charta and crying over the Holocaust, I had lots of time to think. It was too cold to talk as we walked so I just thought deep thoughts as we trekked our way from museum to museum. Some of the thoughts, to be fair, were really deep, like I wish I had brought another layer of clothes and I wish I drank coffee. And how much farther is it, really.
But I also pondered the state of our country. Now that the election is behind us, I wonder how much praying we are doing. Lots of Christians committed themselves to pray for some outcome or another in November. One group was relieved, another was disappointed. And others were probably just shocked! Lots of people prayed then.
But I wonder how much praying is going on now.
Are we heeding the directive in I Timothy 2? Are we praying for all those in authority, regardless of how we may feel about them? Has our fervor burned out?
So, just a checkup on our prayer lives. How's it going?
As I looked at the monuments, and the memorials, and the momentoes, I wondered...what kind of legacy am I leaving? What will the generation behind me say about how I left things for them? Will Eternity find me faithful?
Let us pray.