Yesterday was a historical day in our nation. I know that isn't news to you. Unless, of course, you don't watch the news.
I have no intention of making this blog a political one. That is not my calling. I respect people who tell us what's going on in the political arena and where I can be making a difference.
I have my political views but I never want to be so caught up in politics that I forget my first allegiance is to Jesus. And with that comes a love for his people that is more important to me than my world views. So, regardless if President Obama is your guy or not. He is now our president, who has been placed into office. We are commanded to respect his position and pray for him.
I watched much of the inauguration ceremonies yesterday. The part that moved me most was that 100 years ago this would have all been just a dream. So many people through the years have played a key or sometimes a very low key part in this day happening. Who would have ever thought that a slave or a black son would grow up to be President of the United States. No one back then, I am sure! It is a victory for all of us in that regard. It is triumph for all the people who risked their lives hiding and transporting people in the underground railroad. For all the tears shed and injustice that was served….it is justice for those who gave.
I have been thinking about ways that my life has been affected in other areas because of choices that my parents and grandparents made.
My grandfather was given life and put up for adoption when he was a baby. His mother chose to give him life, which in turn gave me life. She has affected four generations because of that choice.
So often it's easy to forget the decision that I make today will affect generations to come.
It's not just about me. My actions have far reaching implications. I may not see that today. But one day whether here or up there, I believe I will.
My decision to live my life passionately instead of mediocre does change the way I "do" life. It changes my perspective. It gives me new priorities.
How about you? What do you want to change in the world you influence? Whose life will you make a difference in? How do you want to be remembered?
Just a couple of questions I'm pondering……