On Tuesday night, my friend Marci, who equally shares the love of politics with me, and I sat as a party of two and anxiously waited for President Trump to deliver the State of the Union address. As women and moms, her and I both share a desire to see this nation we love are blessed to call home, rise up in unity.
Over the last two years it has been disheartening to see our country so divided. Since the birth of this nation, overcoming differences has made us stronger, but lately arguing about our differences is making us weaker. Last night, you could hear President Trump’s heart to be the President of the people, offering an opportunity for unity. This should be our hope as not only Americans, but Christians.
“Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.” – 1 Peter 3:8
Not everything is always simply black or white, left or right, right or wrong. Sometimes we need to put aside self-dignity and offer humility, once we are able to do that, we can engage civilly.
We have come to a point in this country where there are two paths before us: progression or regression. We can continue to move forward in faith or we can allow fear to hold us back. As President Trump stated last night:
“If there is a mountain, we climb it. If there is a frontier, we cross it. If there is a challenge, we tame it. If there is an opportunity, we seize it.”
So, let us seize this opportunity for unity and pray for our President, our leaders, and each other.
Written by: Marci Hendrix & Cissie Graham Lynch