The third Monday in February has been set apart as a day to honor the leader of our country, the President of the United States. Many Americans get the day off to reflect on what our great leaders of the past have done. It wouldn’t hurt to take some time to pray for our current president either. In fact, that would make the whole day worth it.
As I reflect on our nation’s leaders, I’m quick to think of the president that has become my personal favorite. The more I learn about him, the more my respect for the man grows. Don’t get me wrong, we have had many great leaders. To be honest, there are probably several presidents that would be considered greater than my favorite. George Washington could not have been a better first, setting a standard that many tried to meet. The Roosevelts did a lot to expand our country both inside and out. Reagan, Jefferson, Kennedy, and even Truman tend to top many lists. Of course, Lincoln preserved the Union and is loved by many. While I love and respect many of these greats, my favorite president continues to be John Adams.
Before his presidency, Mr. Adams was a pivotal player in the formation of our country. I love his integrity and drive to be the best at everything he put his hand to. It floors me that the man was a farmer and lawyer all while trying to lead the country. He was certainly not popular during his time, especially while in office, but time reveals that there was much more to this man than his peers could understand. More credit should be given to him when one considers his choice in companionship. His wife, Abigail, was an amazingly bright woman and was his dearest friend. I could go on and on. May I recommend David McCullough’s John Adams. This biography is probably one of the best ever written. I’m currently reading The Adams-Jefferson Letters which is allowing me a personal view of this amazing president.
Who is your favorite president?
The Lord encourages us to pray for those in authority over us. Please take time to pray for our president today. Look up some information on our leaders of the past and give praise to God for how he has lead in our past. May He continue leading as we…
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