Romans 13:1,7

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Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor. - Romans 13:1,7

Dear Jesus, 

It amazes me to think that you are actively using government officials in my personal life. I have such a tendency to separate what you do through your word from what you do through government.  But for you it is one in the same.  You are actively using both to shape my life.  On this day when we remember the life of our former president George H.W. Bush, I thank you for the way you used him to strengthen our economy, protect us from our enemies and to preserve our freedom to worship and spread your good word.  Thank you for the way you led him and his wife, Barbara, to honor the office with the dignified life they led both publicly and privately.  More than anything else, thank you for giving him your salvation so that today in addition to all the earthly accolades, he is hearing the angels of heaven and all the saints, singing praise to God for saving his soul.  Comfort his family with this unseen truth as they grieve over losing him for the rest of their earthly journey.


Pastor Don Patterson 

A dignified president who preserves freedom is a great treasure for all of us.