Written By Eddie Duke

Romans 12:12 reads

“Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer.” 

Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States today. 

Here is some trivia for you regarding past inaugurations.  On March 4, 1841, William Harrison, Whig Party candidate, was sworn in as the ninth president of the United States.  As the first Whig Party candidate to win, there were high hopes for him.  At 68, he would be the oldest person to be sworn in as president until President Ronald Reagan was sworn in at age 69.  He gave the longest inaugural address and didn’t wear a coat nor a hat.  The weather was rainy, but warm.  Throughout the day, the temperatures dropped and William Harrison never changed out of his wet clothes.  He got pneumonia and passed away one month from the day he was sworn in.  His wife, Anna, who was ill when he was sworn in, never made the trip and was the only first lady to never have set foot in the White House.  She received one year of his presidential salary ($25,000) as a pension and free postage for the rest of her life.       

Today, Joe Biden will become the oldest person to be inaugurated as president of the United States.  Would you join me in praying for our new president and his family?  Pray for Vice-President Kamala Harris and her family.  Please pray for Donald Trump and his family and Mike Pence and his family.  Pray for our nation and as we look ahead to a New Year and new administration, let’s remember to rejoice in hope, be patient during times of uncertainty, and be persistent in prayer.  

I prayed for you today.  Remember what our goal is for a better path this week – Total Commitment…Transformation Over Conformation…Knowing What God Wants Us to Do

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