The morning started off with hundreds of thousands lining every clear piece of pavement exposed around the National Mall in Washington. Many braved the crisp, chilly start to the day to hear words that will thrust America into a second stronger term.
The spirit of God was evoked during the presentation with mention of our Lord and Savior throughout the ceremony as a sea of thousands bowed heads in prayer given by Myrile Evers-Williams.
The commander and chief breathe heavily as Mrs. Evers-Williams asked for an extra portion of grace from God to strengthen the president with the blessings to lead this country without fear or hesitation and with power and bravery.
As the presidential oath of office was implemented, the president had a slight stumble during the oath just before it was completed while resting one hand on one of two Holy Bibles belonging to Abraham Lincoln and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The thunderous roar from the crowd aggressively doused every sound in the area, as the president took the podium no time was wasted pointing out the problems that divide this country.
“We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. What makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago”, said President Obama.
The President went on to acknowledge that God gives freedoms to HIS creation, “For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing; that while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by His people here on Earth.”
During President Obama’s speech, references were made that because God views all as successes, nothing is out of the grasp of excellence and every heart must chose not to judge but lend help.
“We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else, because she is an American, she is free, and she is equal, not just in the eyes of God but also in our own,” urged the President.
The President hinted to the idea that every person is responsible for the care of this planet. “That is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by God. That’s what will lend meaning to the creed our fathers once declared,” said Mr. Obama.
The President stated everyone, no matter what creed or sexual orientation should be viewed as human first, “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law – for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.”
The Bible states that unless there is love, there is nothing. “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God: and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.” 1 John 4-8.
The President took time out in his historic speech to mention the ‘road work’ is not complete until all children, included those in the Motor City can walk safely in this environment.
“Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm,” exclaimed the President.
The President concluded his speech with recognition to God and a reminder to his solidarity to this country, “My fellow Americans, the oath I have sworn before you today, like the one recited by others who serve in this Capitol, was an oath to God and country, not party or faction – and we must faithfully execute that pledge during the duration of our service.”
The inauguration was filled with moving tributes to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. several references to God and country. Many Detroiters felt a familiar inspiring character from the President that was seen more than four years ago.
“I just love to hear him speak I think today we got to see the old Obama, the one who can move people to action,” said Gail H of Detroit.
Donald Johnson of Detroit said, “I was glued to the TV, I loved seeing Beyonce, she set it off and my wife noticed how many times God was mentioned.”
A congratulations to the Military Spouses of Michigan, one of the premire support groups for women that marched just in front of the most powerful person protecting this country.
“Thank you, God Bless you, and may He forever bless these United States of America,” President Barack Obama.