Liberals and critics have incessantly berated President Donald Trump for his priorities and outlook on the country, but his first stop on Inauguration Day revealed that his priorities were exactly where they should be.
Former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann told Rusty Humphries of “Trending Today USA” on Conservative Tribune sister company USA Radio Network that Trump had invited her and her family to join him and Vice President Mike Pence for a church service at St. John’s Episcopal Church before the inaugural ceremonies began.
While Bachmann was unable to reach the service due to the crowds and heightened security, Trump and his team did, in fact, spend the morning listening to the Word of God.
The 9 a.m. service at St. John’s, which is located near the White House, focused on God-given leadership, specifically referencing the biblical figure of Nehemiah, who was tasked with rebuilding the walls that protected Jerusalem, according to The Jerusalem Post.
Rev. Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, delivered the sermon to the 300 people who attended the private event.
Jeffress was specifically chosen by the Trump team to preach that morning, according to CNN, after he campaigned for the Republican during the presidential election and counseled Trump as a member of the evangelical advisory board.
The baptist preacher said he was “honored” to deliver to sermon to the president, vice president and their families on such a special day for the country.
— Dr. Robert Jeffress (@robertjeffress) January 20, 2017
“I’m going to use Nehemiah’s story as an example of why God blesses leaders,” Jeffress said. “And I want it to be a tremendous encouragement to our great new president and vice president.”
Attending a church service prior to Inauguration Day festivities has been a tradition for incoming presidents since 1933 when Franklin Delano Roosevelt attended a similar service with his wife, Eleanor.
Like Trump, most modern incoming presidents have also chosen to have their service at St. John’s, according to People magazine.
It’s great to know that President Trump started his presidency with a biblical message and words of faith. Hopefully, that faith will guide him and his decisions over the next four years as he guides the country.
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