Dear Mrs. Clinton,
I would like to congratulate you on a hard fought campaign for presidency. You made clear the issues you hold, and brought clarity to those areas in which you wanted to keep the same or bring change. You have shown women of all ages that they can fight for what they believe in and that they too can aspire to great things in this country.
I want to be honest, I did not vote for you nor did I vote for President-Elect Trump. While I did participate in the election my vote was cast in a different direction. However, I wanted to write you to say thank you.
Thank you for a well-worded, purposeful concession speech. Thank you for making the final words of this campaign ones of unity and not of discord. Thank you for displaying a necessary willingness to support our next president. For that matter, thank you for doing that with our current president as well. Thank you, most specifically, for being a leader in our country. You see, I am a pastor at a church in Mississippi, and as such I believe that it is my responsibility to lead others to follow the truths found in Scripture. As Romans 13:1 reminds us, all governing authorities are placed there by the hand of God.
While there may be actions that you have taken that I disagree with, I know of only one perfect person, Jesus. No matter how you feel about certain social issues. No matter what sort of decisions you make or have made for good or bad – you are not perfect. But I am so thankful that Jesus is. I am so thankful that Jesus, the perfect one, came to earth, lived, died, and resurrected as the one perfect Savior.
I noticed in your concession speech a reference to a passage of Scripture. I am so glad you can cling to such truths during such a difficult time. If you are not in the habit of using Scripture for the answers in life then I want to urge you to find all of your hope and joy in these truths. Scripture tells us that if we confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in our hearts and that God raised Him from the dead, we will be saved. If you have never done this, I plead with you to turn from your sin and run to Jesus.
So, here is a list of things that I commit to doing for you.
- I will pray that God draws you to Himself.
- I will pray that you surrender your life to God.
- I will pray that God grants you wisdom and discernment in the decisions you make.
- I will pray that God pours out blessing on you and your family.
- I will lead others to ask God for blessing in your life.
- I will lead others to pray for you often.