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Happy Presidents Day

It’s Presidents Day!  The day we set aside to remember and to celebrate the 44 men who have held the position of president of the United States of America.  The POTUS, as we like to referring to them in the written word.  I guess not many people speak that acronym when talking about the POTUS, as  I am not sure there is a way to pronounce that where it does not seem disrespectful.

And that’s the thing about Presidents, love them or hate them, we always treat them with respect.  Of course that’s one reason the Hall of Presidents is such a “must see” at Disney World! ( oh, that was bad humor for a Monday).

But seriously, we do treat them with respect because of their position, and the importance of the leadership position they hold.  However, on this day of  honoring Presidents, its is very likely that not one of us will met one – living or dead – minus those you are carrying in your pockets.

So what if we treat those around you like they are the president?  Yeah, that’s right?  What if you treated everyone you interacted with today as if they were the President?  How would that change the way you interact with people?

10 Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Romans 12:10 (New Living Translation)

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The Glory of Presidents Day

Today is President’s Day as you all know – a day that we stop and remember those Presidents of the past and provide them with the honor and glory due them.   The honor of the Office of President or the POTUS, as we like to say, is incredible.  I am alway impressed ( and bored) when I go to the Hall of Presidents at Disney World.  It’s impressive because you can see – by the wonder and magic of Disney’s animatronics- all of the presidents lined up together have a gay old time. (Bored, because they actually speak, but its a great place for a rest, and a bit of air conditioning if its hot outside).   Ok, seriously,  the POTUS is in a position to be hailed and given glory, but despite all the greatness of any of these men, they are made or broken by the men around them.  The people, the judges, the men in Congress and the press, can help or hurt the legacy that any of these men have left behind. 

But consider for a moment the POTU ( thats the President of the Universe).  The POTU, or God, has made everything.  His glory is completely his.

 11“You are worthy, our Lord and God,
   to receive glory and honor and power,
   for you created all things,
      and by your will they were created
      and have their being.”  – Revelation 4:11

And the best part is that he made you, and passed that glory on to you

 26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth,  and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

 27 So God created man in his own image,
       in the image of God he created him;
       male and female he created them. – Gen 1:26-27

Stop and think about that.  God is so glorious, and he made us.  So today remember you favorite past president for their accomplishments – whether it be Reagan and the Wall, Carter and inflation, Lincoln and slavery, FDR and The NewDeal,  Wilson, Washington, Kennedy, Clinton, Taft, Cleveland, Adams(squared), Bush(squared), McKinley, Jefferson, and so on.  Give them their due!  Thank God for them, Praise them, but also remember God put them in power and he made you! 

“You make everthing glorious, and I am yours. So what does that make me?” – David Crowder Band