The Perfect Ruler
By Companion Jack A. Holloway
Illustrous Associate Grand Chaplain, Grand Council of Florida
Heavens (Pubilc Domain)
"Daniel said: 'Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever. to whom belong wisdom and might. He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding." Daniel 2:20-21
"Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, with trembling." Psalm 20:10-11
Every year we vote for some of the leaders of our country. As Masons we understand the importance of voting. The Supreme Master of the Universe is in ultimate control of time and history but it is through people that He gets much of it accomplished. We have pledge an undying devotion to our land, our homes, our liberties, the America we love. It is our duty to pray for wisdom, vote our conviction, and then continue to pray that our political leaders, whoever they may be, will govern according to God's wisdom and ever keep in mind the Psalmist's warning. We do not have the choice to vote for the perfect person to govern our nation. The Perfect Ruler will come later.
Almighty Father of us all: Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace in our country, and through obedience to Thy law, we may show Thy glory among the nations of the earth. Amen.