Today is Mother’s Day. We went up to Nye, Montana to attend their little country church, as we sometimes do. As we were pulling into one end of their circular driveway, lo and behold, the Motorcade with Vice President Pence, was pulling into the opposite end!
What a thrill! Not a sight you see every day! Secret Service agents in black jackets, some with bullet proof vests, helicopter overhead, being “wanded” before entering church, and seeing the Vice President of the United States of America and his wife, sitting just a few pews away from us! Unbelievable!
You have to understand. Nye is not really even a town. It is a small rural ranching community up in the mountains where we used to live.
It was a very special and humbling day. I feel so honored. I was able to worship the Lord Jesus with our Vice President. He was a very quiet and polite man. He was gracious enough to allow us to take pictures of him, and even posed for a picture with the entire congregation.
But what impressed me the most about him was that he was just an ordinary man. Albeit an ordinary man with an extraordinary job! He is a Christian who came to church to worship God, the same as I did.
Pastor Paul gave a wonderful sermon to honor Mothers. He let us know what an important job we have; how important it is for us to impress upon our children and grandchildren the laws, love, and grace of Jesus. This is something I hope to do a better job of from here on out.
The Vice President, his wife, and the Secret Service men and women with them, were all so friendly and gracious. We were waving at them as they were pulling away from the church. Mike Pence looked right at us and waved back. I got a lump in my throat and found myself choking back tears. The Vice President of the United States, was waving to me!
I have for a long time been praying for our nation to turn back to God. I have been asking God to draw our nation’s leaders near him, and to give them wisdom and guidance. I’ve been asking God to give us leaders who believe in the Christian values and beliefs our nation was founded on. After today, I know he has.
I thank God for bringing one of our leaders to our little community, to make my prayers for them so much more personal. I will continue to pray for them. I will also pray for angels to surround them with protection.
Thank you Pastor Paul for a great service. Thank you Michael Pence for making this one of the most memorable Mother’s Day that I will ever have.