Tim Pawlenty, the governor of Minnesota, was addressing the annual Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., and near the conclusion of his speech, he recited a very familiar portion of Scripture: 2 Chronicles 7:14. It says, “…if My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
I don’t think Gov. Pawlenty realized it, but as he recited that verse, the audience of nearly 2,000 began to quote it with him, until, by the end, a full chorus was under way. It was so spontaneous that I believe the people themselves were surprised.
That moment was a metaphor for the state of mind among conservatives at this point in time. They are hungry for leadership, so edge-of-the-chair eager to join the campaign to restore righteous leadership to our nation that, given a chance, they’ll even help a speaker with his speech.
By: Tom Minnery. Focus on the Family & Alliance Defense Fund