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Seeing God in Government

Dear Friend,

Do you ever get frustrated with our elected officials?

I admit that I do, especially when they make decisions that lead to moral, financial and societal ruin for our nation. That’s when I need to remember that an earthly government is comprised of imperfect, fallen humans and will never meet God’s ideals for humankind.

That said, it is encouraging to note that many of our elected leaders are believers in Jesus Christ who do their best to create good policy to protect life, marriage and religious freedom—the values we cherish and share.

One such elected leader shared his Christian testimony this week on the Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal joined Focus on the Family President Jim Daly for a candid conversation about the governor’s faith in Christ and life in the public square.

 

Listen to the radio broadcast:  A Visit with Governor Bobby Jindal.

 

Governor Jindal is a husband, the father of three children and the nation’s first Indian-American governor. He was elected to Congress and served on the staff of former President George W. Bush. Yet he told our radio audience that the single most important moment in his life was when he accepted Jesus Christ—a decision that influences his role as a public servant today.

“When you look at the history of the church, there have been ups and downs. There have been times we’ve flourished. There have been times we’ve been persecuted. We need to go out there and spread the gospel and be the light and salt and spread those seeds. And we need to know that we are going to be countercultural. We need to know that Jesus told us we’re called to be fools for Him,” Jindal said.

Governor Jindal has a unique opportunity to be salt and light for Christ in his role as an elected official. Each of us has a role, as well, and hopefully Jindal’s testimony will encourage all of us to pray more faithfully for our leaders. I know I certainly will!

For faith and family,

Tom Minnery
Senior Vice President, Government & Public Policy

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