Outgoing Prime Minister Scott Morrison became emotional as he addressed his church in Sydney today and at one point wiped a tear.
Outgoing Prime Minister Scott Morrison attended his church in Sydney on Sunday morning and told churchgoers he was glad his last words in the top office were addressed to them.
Morrison became emotional when he quoted the scriptures to the public at Horizon Church, a Pentecostal church in Sutherland Shire.
“Jenny and I and the girls are very grateful to our Church family here,” he said.
“You’ve given us a great base from which we’ve had a very difficult walk for the past four years, I must tell you.
“Whether you’re prime minister or pastor, run a business, teach in schools or work for the police, it doesn’t matter. We are all called to trust and obey. And that is the life of faith to which He calls us. That’s how we live our faith every day, no matter what your job is, and express it in how you do it.”
Mr Morrison choked and seemed to be fighting back tears as he continued to speak.
“I am very happy that the last thing I say as Prime Minister is here. So I’m not going to rely on my own words,” he said.
After a long pause, he got together and quoted from the Bible passage: Habakkuk 3:17†
“Even if the fig tree does not bloom and there is no fruit on the vines, if the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, even if the flock is cut off from the fold and there are no cattle in the stalls, yet I triumph in the Lord, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.”
At one point, Mr. Morrison wiped a tear.
The following was an excerpt from: Micha†
“As for me, I will watch over the Lord. I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me. Do not rejoice over me, enemy of mine. Even if I fall, I will rise. Though I live in darkness, the Lord is a light to me,” Mr Morrison quoted.
“May God bless Australia. May God bless our community. And may God continue to show His favor to this wonderful church family.”
The congregation applauded Mr. Morrison as he left the podium.
His speech came shortly before another number of seats were called for Labour, meaning it had crossed the 76-seat threshold needed to form a majority government. Anthony Albanese will be sworn in as the next prime minister tomorrow.
Labor has now won 77 seats and the coalition has been reduced to 54, with four voters still in doubt.
Mr Morrison managed to take an upset, come-from-behind win over Bill Shorten in 2019. This time the task was beyond him.
“Tonight I spoke with the leader of the opposition and the new prime minister, Anthony Albanese. And I congratulated him on his election victory tonight,” he told Liberals last night after the Sydney election.
“On a night like tonight it is appropriate to recognize the functioning of our democracy. I have always believed in Australians and their judgment and I have always been ready to accept their verdicts and tonight they have pronounced their verdict and I congratulate Anthony Albanian and the Labor Party and wish him and his government all the best.
“Now there are still many votes to be counted, that’s right. There are a lot of pre-polls and postles to come in. But I think it is very important that this country has security. I think it’s very important that this country can move forward.”
Morrison also confirmed that he would step down as leader of the Liberal Party.
“To my colleagues tonight, who had to deal with very difficult news and lost their seats tonight, I take responsibility as leader for the victories and the losses. That is the burden and that is the responsibility of the leadership,” he said. he.
“As a result, I will hand over leadership at the next meeting in the banquet hall to ensure that the party can continue under new leadership, which is the right thing to do.”