A Beautiful Tribute. A Statement of Priority. A Recognition of Competence.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Photo Credit: Evan Vucci/AP

January 19, 2021 – This was a beautiful tribute to those lost to COVID and a statement of priority on people more than self by incoming President Biden and Vice-President Harris.

As a photographer, I appreciate the composition and power of this image. As an American citizen, I appreciate the hope this photo represents. As a Christ follower, I appreciate the opportunity to pray for a new president to help lead our country through a difficult season.

Going forward, it is my hope that we have understood the importance of competence at every level of our society. It is the work of God's church in Christ to preach the gospel, conduct our lives according to God's word, edify one another, and serve our community.

Great divisions remain among us, and those troubles, like the COVID pandemic, will not simply disappear. We will have to be diligent, systematic, and prayerful in developing solutions, while trusting willing persons to help and avoiding the unwilling.

On January 19, I received my first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Being among the health professionals who administered the vaccine, I thought about all of the work of dedicated and competent people, who understood medicine and the scientific method, who brought the vaccine online within a few months. The best thing that we did as Christ followers was to pray for those who possessed the competence to bring the vaccine to market. This is a model for progress in our nation and world, everyone doing what he or she is designed by God to do.

Competence is remarkable! Hope is a force for good!