Thursday, June 10, 2004

The Leader and the Lamb

“For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes." - Revelation 7:17 NIV

I’ve been blessed as I’ve watched televised clips this week of the late President Ronald Reagan. In many of the interviews, he witnessed of his faith in God. During his time in the White House, the country went through a tumultuous and changing period. With President Reagan at the helm, he promised Americans “the best is yet to come” – reassuring words from the leader of the free world.

This week, Ronald Reagan’s body has been lying in state on two coasts, and tens of thousands of people have passed by the casket. As I’ve watched the elaborate funeral proceedings for this beloved man, I recall the events surrounding the death of the greatest Leader of all time – Jesus Christ.

After his death on the cross, Jesus’ body was whisked away to be put in a borrowed tomb. The Bible records only two women came to His resting place the third day. What joy they felt when they realized Jesus had risen!

President Reagan may have given the American people hope in the midst of turmoil for a better country, but Jesus gives all people hope and a perfect eternal home.

On earth, President Reagan met with world leaders and dignitaries on a regular basis. I’d like to think upon his arrival in heaven, he’s already met with Jesus – the greatest Leader of all time.

Prayer: Oh, God, thank you for your guidance. Teach me your way, O LORD, and lead me in a straight path. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.


  1. On the other side of the coin you have made me think that I will one day meet the greatest leader of all time. He chose me to be His daughter not from anything I did but because He loved me. The amazing thing is that God, the Creator of the Universe is my Leader and also my Father.
    Thank God for the earthly leaders who have set us a great example. Ronald Reagan stepped out and led the people because he understood the pressures and the complexity of his society, how much more does God know and understand what it is to be human and live in our world.
    Praise God
    You have a great gift Donna and God is using you

  2. Donna,

    That was a nice devotional. Thanks.
    Reagan and Jesus had a reckoning I'm sure. He should have been impeached. He sat idly as many died of AIDS and he could have stemmed the tide. He did not care for the low and downtrodden. As with Jesus, we love others, praise the good in other men, but when we deify people who do not possess the character or outright lie...that sends a bad message. It's not a christian one.


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