Why President Trump’s Assumption of Office is Pivotal for Jesus Followers…

trump

President Trump was inaugurated last Friday; protests began shortly thereafter.  The next day was the Woman’s March on Washington.  A “Saturday Night Live” writer tweeted inappropriately about Barron Trump, the President’s son.  An argument broke out between the President’s staff and the media about the true size of the crowds at the President’s inauguration.  Facebook, Twitter, and other social media quickly filled with people taking sides.

I believe this is a pivotal moment for Jesus Followers in the United States.  Some Jesus Followers think it is important to support President Trump because they believe Jesus is moving back into the White House (important note:  Jesus can move anywhere he wants.  He doesn’t need an election to do His will).  Other Jesus followers feel the need to protest the new President’s past and his stated intentions.

I think the pivotal moment for Jesus Followers is here because we must give an answer about where our hope lies.  Does our hope lie in a President, or in politics, or in political power?  Or does our hope lie in Jesus?

If our hope lies in Jesus, we will not worry about the size of a crowd – Jesus didn’t.

If our hope lies in Jesus, we will care about the truth – even when it makes us uncomfortable.

If our hope lies in Jesus, we will defend children – all children – from attack.

If our hope lies in Jesus, we will love our enemy – even if they are protesting for a cause we do not agree with.

If our hope lies in Jesus, we will pray for our President.  We will pray wisdom, strength, and patience for Him.

If our hope lies in Jesus, we will not waste worry on the things of this world – they will pass away.

If our hope lies in Jesus, we will teach this world how to love by loving each other like Jesus loves us.

If our hope lies in Jesus, we will never sell the birthright of the Kingdom of God, given to those of us who are born again, for a mess of political porridge.

If our hope lies in Jesus, we will realize our political opinions really don’t impress God much – how we follow Jesus matters.

If our hope lies in Jesus, we will not be drawn into fights that don’t matter.

If our hope lies in Jesus, we will be caring for the least of these.

If our hope lies in Jesus, we will live confident, loving, joyful, peaceful lives, walking with our Lord.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s