There's nothing like a federal holiday to get me excited about half priced furniture sales and wishing I worked for a bank or the government! What's now called President's Day was once Washington's Birthday. We now lump all the president's birthdays into one day, to celebrate them all, past and present. I suppose it's worth celebrating because after all, these men of authority, who are leading the free world, deserve a birthday party too.
If the sentiment is "not my president" or "I voted for the other guy", I don't feel like I want to celebrate at all! What does the Bible say about our leaders and how God orders life? The apostle Paul wrote in the book of Hebrews to "have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be no benefit."
I can find joy knowing that God rises up leaders and princes and principalities for his good and that they are going to be accountable to God. Yes, it's good news that God's my true authority. So, bake a cake or buy a couch today in honor of ALL of our presidents with the confidence that God's highest in rank.
Join us in class this week as we look at God's supremacy as the authority of our lives. Tomorrow at 8am, Wednesday at noon, and Thursday at 7pm. Our new location is 2900 Valmont #F1 (around back, in Jade Martial Arts).
PS - Mark your calendars for the Sole to Soul Women's Weekend "Rise up, Beautiful!". May 3-5, Breckenridge CO. I am thrilled to have the honor and privilege of teaching alongside the amazing Lorie Corrado and Denise Stemple. We are planning a REALLY special schedule of events that you won't want to miss! We are praying for you and that God's going to do amazing things in those few days.