Yesterday morning I posted a blog on our vote and this election. I had written it with the idea that anyone could win. But as most everyone else I assumed Hillary would win. After a finance meeting, I guessed I would come home to see a blue board… but I was startled.
The night progressed and my amazement grew. Donald Trump is our President.
I do not know anyone who respects Trump’s character. This was an election where both major candidates were disliked. I suspect a majority of votes were cast against someone – rather than for someone. I personally voted against both parties by writing in a name.
But as I pointed to in my writing yesterday, this country is not about to become Haiti. As Christians we are not called to build this country, but called to follow Christ. He is our King. It is His Kingdom. The President matters, but not for the Christian mandate.
Then this morning I read, and again, and again, and I can continue… that the white Evangelical vote went overwhelming for Donald Trump. It is not surprising that he won evangelicals, but he garnered a higher percentage than other recent Republicans. Even more importantly, each of the article claimed white evangelicals are the reason Donald Trump is president.
My friends, does this make you happy? It petrifies me. You can chalk this up to media bias. But the reality is that our church is now tied to a man… who lies as he breathes, who grabs women’s privates, who pays no taxes, who profanes POWs, who brags about affairs, who the KKK supports, who – is there any end to this list?
My friends. Children of God. This can not be our narrative – our core story can not be that the we were Donald’s Trump Card. This can not be the narrative of God’s Church. We must have a new story. You must – today – live out a new story. I write new story, but what I mean is that we must have an old story. One that looks like Christ – His Commission, His Command.
This morning we were explaining to the girls that Donald Trump was now our President. Ivy was worried about losing insurance (we signed with the exchanges – Obamacare), Darcy wonder “what are Trump’s rules?” (she doesn’t understand presidents vs kings – thank God Trump is not our King), then Phoebe started to talk about the wall. She had heard Trump was going to kick people out of the country. We explained about immigrants and refugees. Phoebe’s concern only heightened, “will he send Taran back to China.” No, child, Audrey – my sister – adopted Taran. He is a citizen.
Then she said, “Could we adopt all the refugees?”
“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” — John 14:18