Watching Barack Obama’s inauguration on television in January of 2009 reminded me of the year that my daughters and I stood on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. Actually, I and Hollie stood on the steps as we watched Katie lie down in protest because she couldn’t take another step. I find it interesting that, at the same place where my daughter decided she was too tired to go on, another person now stood ready to take over.
How many times have we forgotten that we have someone to turn to when we’re exhausted? That when our life is spinning out of control because we have too much to do in very little time, there’s someone much more qualified than us to manage our To Do list? My prayer for President Obama’s years in office is that he (and all of us) will remember that, with God on the throne, we are never alone: He is with us every step of the way.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”