We the people have spoken loud and clear––Republican leader Donald Trump is the new President-elect! As the unpredicted Republican Party upset the projected democratic win; Trump emerged the winner, during a nail biting drama that was watched worldwide. The excitement unfolded as the Democratic and Republican parties both gathered in their separate camps in New York––each in hopes of reaching victory. Viewers anxiously watched, as momentum began to build within the Republican Party. Slowly, as the votes tallied, a solid wall of Republican red blanketed the United States. It was a necessary wall, to hold back the blue Democratic tide of an extreme liberal agenda. As the political landscape changed, bewilderment and tears replaced joy in the Hillary camp. Her glass ceiling shattered as hopes of a Democratic win waned. The greatly anticipated victory, to the path of the White House, as the first female president and its coveted power, slipped from Hillary’s fingers. Donald Trump’s election win, against impossible odds, are hailed to be a similar result of Britain’s Brexit. Trump’s incredible win will go down in history as nothing more than remarkable.
Christians took a deep sigh of relief after the elections––yes, breathe the free air! But let this be clearly understood, the outcome of this election is nothing more than miraculous. God, in His mercy, has shed His grace on America once more. Dedicated Christian’s fasted and prayed––God answered their prayers. They stood courageous, not so much for a flawed Donald Trump, but for something far more important, our Christian values––and they were well worth the fight. In this election, Christian’s took their duty to vote seriously and made a huge difference at the polls.
America, I believe, has come out of an eight year chastisement. Truth is, ‘Trump Tower’––is not the believer’s beacon of hope in this dark world; it is the Lord, Maker of heaven and earth (Psalm 121:1-2). His name is a strong tower to which we can always run (Proverbs 18:10). The Lord has given us another chance and incredible window of opportunity to change our downward, moral and spiritual direction.
Now, as the presidency transitions, perhaps instead of a White House lit in colors of the rainbow, it can be returned back to a patriotic red, white and blue. Important colors that represent––white for purity, blue for perseverance and justice, red for valor and courage––shown through the lives of our military men and women who have paid the ultimate price––their blood shed, to keep the people of America free!
What does this win mean for the Church? Speechless, unborn babies will have advocates and laws to value their lives in the womb. God willing, for the time being, our First Amendment right––freedom of speech, will be protected. We will be able to continue to raise our voices unhindered by threats to address the different issues that will affect our country and children morally and spiritually. Our beloved pastors, will be able to preach about sin without the fear of being dragged off to jail accused of hate speech. We are not to be labeled as ‘bigoted deplorables’, who are ‘not American’ and irredeemable.
Please let there be no misunderstanding between us; God loves all people. In the Bible, He declared that all people are uniquely created equal and in Christ are free (Psalms 139:14; Galatians 3:28). Our founding fathers wrote in the constitution––We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, which among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
The root of America’s unrest, with outbursts of violent rioting demanding others to accept their immoral behavior, is a spiritual issue. People, in sin, have a grievance with their Creator (Romans 1). Their values are opposed to the Word of God; they revolt against Him like two opposing magnetic fields––they obstinately and ignorantly resist Him. Yet, citizens in support of either candidate in government must be able, as grown adults, to agree to disagree and still work together.
Therefore, we should not to gloat in victory; more than ever we need to pray for our youth, our country, America’s leadership and our new elected president. Donald Trump has wisely surrounded himself with godly men of influence, such as his Vice President Mike Pence who will be able with others, to advise him. Our duty, is to continue to pray as 1 Timothy 2:1-4 tells us––Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
The Christian impact in politics and government is crucial. America for a time has been given by God the opportunity, to shine as a beacon of light in the spiritual darkness of the world. Prayer is also needed to bring calm to this great nation as we come together, not under the banner of a Republican or Democratic but the banner of––one nation under God indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.