Letter: Glad to see God thanked in ceremony

Published 9:44 am Monday, May 10, 2010

Dear Editor,

I often pray for the leaders in this country, from the president to my local mayor and city council.

I ask God first to provide us good leaders who will seek Him first, and then to give them wisdom and good judgment in their leadership services.

With the blessing of the new city hall in Jemison, which was built in difficult economic times, ensuring employment for many and bolstering Jemison’s reputation in the county all the way up to the U.S. Congress (as represented by the gifts bestowed to the mayor), God has abundantly provided for our little city.

It is quite gratifying to see Jemison’s mayor and city council include thanksgiving to God in the grand opening ceremonies for the new municipal center and city hall. Their humility is appreciated.

During the ceremonies, I was reminded of Malachi 3:10, when God says, “Try me now in this, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.”

Thanks to God and our local leaders who have provided excellent leadership for our community so that we may prosper and be a blessing in return.

–Rex Bittle, Jemison