Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sad Goodbye


I am sad today. I don't want to turn this into a political rant (because I most certainly could), but I am so sad that we are saying goodbye today to one of my favorite presidents, George W. Bush and his beautiful wife Laura. I have been so thankful for the way they have led our country with such dignity and integrity. I am thankful for the way that President Bush has relied on his faith to guide him through such difficult times. I am thankful for the fact that our First Lady has stood up for women and girls around the world, and been such a support for our President. She is the epitome of elegance and grace. So, as we move into a different direction I just wanted to publicly thank President Bush and First Lady Laura for their service to our country. I wish we could have 8 more years with them.
However, having said all that, this is a good test of my faith and a reminder that my trust must be in our Lord Jesus and not in our political leaders. They will change and fall, but God will stand forever. And someday everyone will know who is the real King of Kings. So even as I am sad, I can rest in the knowledge that my future is secure because I know who is really in control of our country and our world. Thank you Lord.

4 comments :

Merideth said...

I hear you Sarah. I cannot quite describe the feeling I have in my heart today...

Charlotte Collier said...

Tell me about it! I just cried when the Bush's got on that helicopter and flew off. We certainly do just have to remember God is in control and we have to have faith that He will take care of our country.

Kim said...

Well said Sarah.

Garretts said...

I know how you feel. I was saddened to see them boarding Air Force One and the announcers saying it wasn't techinically Air Force One since the president wasn't on it. I love Laura Bush, too and not just cause she has a great name.
Our new leaders certainly do need the prayers of all Americans.