Today is President’s Day. A federal holiday that is now part of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, so it’s celebrated on the third Monday in February. It was originally honored as Washington’s birthday on February 22nd, its original date of celebration. Now it symbolizes not just Washington, but all presidents past and present.
And apparently it’s no longer a day to even honor our forefathers that led our country in freedom, but rather the day to find the best deals on appliances, mattresses, cars, furniture, electronics and apparel. The freedom lies in the day off for students, bankers, government employees and the freedom to use your credit card at many merchants nationwide.
With the upcoming presidential campaigns well underway, I don’t know about you, but I’m not feeling the love when it comes to honoring our future presidents any better.
On this President’s Day I encourage each of us to respect and honor our political leaders whether or not they meet all of our personal platforms. God’s word reminds us they are God appointed. If it weren’t for presidents past like Washington and Jefferson and Roosevelt and Lincoln, we would not experience the freedoms we do today. Those men of our history books and our national memorials. Those men we looked up to as leaders. Let’s support and encourage our presidents present and future with that same enthusiasm.
And if you are one of the privileged few to have this holiday off, enjoy that freedom as well!
Everyone is to obey the governing authorities. For there is no authority that is not from God, and the existing authorities have been placed where they are by God.
Love and laughter,