This was written by Max Lucado's choir director.
Hello Dear Friends,
I heard such a wonderful thing at church today that I
knew I would have to share it with you all. Most of you already know
that our pastor is Max Lucado, a Christian author who is very popular
for his many wonderful books about the Lord.
Last week, Max was invited (along with several other
famous preachers) to have lunch at the White House
with President Bush. Their meeting took place on Thursday and Max shared
with us this morning how it had gone.
As the ministers sat down to lunch and waited for
President Bush to appear, Max said that he was expecting G.W. to walk in
the room looking tired, serious, and depressed. Then the President came
in, Max said he looked totally the opposite of tired: he was energetic,
joyful, and very focused on his talk with the
Max asked President Bush how he could seem so calm and
peaceful in the midst of all the tragedy. The President's reply was,
"I'm feeling stronger now than I've ever been in my life. And the
reason is because every person in America is praying for me. When I stay
on my knees, that's when I have power". The
ministers then asked the President how he would like them to pray for
him, and how their congregations back home should be praying. Mr. Bush
asked, first, for clarity of mind so that he could make wise decisions,
and then he asked that we pray specifically for his wife and two
daughters, as he is very concerned about their safety.
I knew that you would be as encouraged as I was to
hear about this. We must thank God that we have a President who loves
and fears the Lord. No human leader is perfect,
but God is perfect, so let's keep President Bush lifted up in prayer
before the Father.