A Letter to the President
Dear Mr. Obama,
Thank you for being willing to serve our country. I can’t imagine all the job entails, and it’s certainly not something I would want to do. The challenging tasks on your plate daily must be incredibly crazy to balance.
I’ve been studying the topic of honor with my small group and that’s what led me to write this letter to you. John Bevere talks about honoring people, including our civil leaders and those in authority over us, in the study Honor’s Reward.
The other night as we discussed honoring our leaders, your name was brought up. My friend Jammie asked a great question that had us all doing some thinking.
When did we start referring to president’s by their last name?
I was convicted. So were others. For the last four years I have referred to you as Obama. I haven’t recognized you as President Obama and I realize in doing so, I was dishonoring you.
Please accept my apology.
Romans 13:7 says that I am to respect and honor you. Honestly, I haven’t always done so. My opinions and thoughts have gotten in the way of remembering you have been appointed as a leader over the country I am free to live in, and I should respect that.
I don’t agree with everything you’ve done in the time you have held office. I didn’t vote for you, either. But you are the president and I have an obligation to you; to disagree respectfully and do so with honor.
Mr. Obama, I vow to pray for you, honor you, and respect you. I pray for your leadership, your marriage, and your relationships.
Most importantly, I pray for your relationship with Jesus Christ.
May you know how much He loves you. May you seek God’s will as you make important decisions about the people you lead. May the Word of God be the main source you seek always.
Thank you for serving our country.
About Sundi Jo
I'm a speaker and author. My new book, Dear Dad, is a memoir of gritty redemption, offering hope to the broken. I love flip flops, Dolly Parton, and often dream of being a "Chopped" chef. Find me on Twitter (@sundijo).