As I write this editorial, the
attack on the United States Capitol is still raw. At the same time, Washington DC is preparing
to inaugurate a new president. Just like the unfathomable thought that Andersen
would last forever (different subject for another time,) my idea that the
United States could always count on a peaceful transfer of power has been
shattered. That just shows how precious and delicate the American experiment
Over the last several months I have
heard many say that they are praying for our nation. Some of these people may
have even showed up in Washington last week.
I have asked what specifically they are praying for and the most common
answers I hear are healing, reconciliation and unity. During this troubling period
if you are praying for these same things, I’d like to share with you some
simple instructions I’ve picked up on my life’s journey. They come from 2 Chronicles 7:14, which states
if my people, who are called by my name, will
humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their
wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their
sin and will heal their land.
think all of us would like for our land to be healed. We certainly have different definitions of
what that healing would look like.
However, this verse lays out a set of instructions to heal the
land. I will focus on one of the
prerequisites – humility. One element to
heal our land is for the citizens to humble themselves. Recognizing that my thoughts and opinions
just might not be so absolute, requires humility.
humility would go a long way to bring us back together. This leads to the realization that no party
and certainly no person has all the answers.
We are in this together. We have
to work together to solve today’s problems.
Working together might just mean I could learn a thing or two from
We have tremendous challenges ahead of us as a nation, as a family and in our businesses. This verse lays out simple, albeit challenging, formula for bringing healing to our land.
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