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Summary: In a Media frenzy and with our own views how do greet this Presidency

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Trump one week to go Isaiah 32:1-8 James 3.1- 6

In the last few days you could be forgiven for thinking a presidency or a premiership was in its final hours. Revelations of alleged impropriety; possible footage of heaven knows what; the handing over of assets to family members instead of an independent trust; intelligence activity (the State’s not the new incumbent) and newly appointed Secretaries of States lining up to sing from the same hymn sheet - but at variance with that of their leader. Worse the said leader is using the mega phone diplomacy of Twitter to vent his anger. Even Hollywood is deriding him. It is all very sad.

It feels like the end but this is the beginning. What could go wrong!!

What was it I asked you to pray in November. God bless America! Well God bless and protect all of us if this goes on.

We must pray that this Media feeding frenzy ceases, pray for calmness and pray that the agenda of some to wreck the political system fails. This is someone else's country we didn't vote; but this can’t go on.

Call of high office ((heading))

Is it fair to say everyone who holds high office is out of the same bottle. Headmasters, captains, surgeons, prime minsters and presidents - many posses a whiff of arrogance about them . Mr Obama didn’t seem like the power crazed, uber confident, doubtless characters before him. He was thoughtful , not given to knee jerk reaction and described by many of the glitterati as the coolest person in and room.

Mr Trump seems ready to give the earlier model of presidency another go and how, but whether in the words of Isaiah ‘he will rule with justice’ remains to be seen. We don’t yet know!

Like so many others he may surprise us with a firm and sound direction of travel. A Good business head may do everyone good; not wasting time with convention and ritual may prove refreshing.

Only time will tell.

The pressures of power ((second heading))

In any job something may come along which was not in the job description and that can be testing. For an American President anything could role up - war, famine, plague so best make sure you are ready. It can go horribly wrong very quickly. And the unexpected can grind down good people when it has to be worked into am already busy schedule. No one can take such a post and be guaranteed to succeed or fail.

However, it doesn’t take long for people to lose faith, leaders are judged more strictly in heaven, but earth proves to be tough audience for many.

Isaiah says “ No longer will the fool be called noble, nor the scoundrel be highly respected’ he goes on “ the fool speaks folly – the scoundrels methods are wicked”.

Basically he is saying instead of having their eyes closed and ears shut the people will have them opened, and the people will know the truth. The villains are going to get punished, no one will think that fools are noble, and the truly noble will stand out heroically. Time will tell.

The hope for a new leader ((Final Point))


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