Welcome Mr. President

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As I sit in my office this morning listening to the TV in the waiting room, I can honestly say that I am happy and I am at peace. I am happy because my voice was heard along with many others and we are about to see Mr. Donald Trump take the oath of office and become President Donald John Trump.

For those of you who didn’t vote for Donald Trump, I get it. You are not happy. As a matter of fact, I’m willing to bet that the majority of you are pissed off! I really do get it because I, along with the many others who voted for Donald Trump, felt the same way four years ago and eight years ago when President Obama was voted into office. But I ask you to do me this one favor and take a step back from those emotions and look at some of the issues that came out of the Obama administration listed below.

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US – Iranian Nuclear Deal

 

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White House lit up in LGBTQ colors after redefinition of marriage
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140 Police Officers Killed in the line of duty

 

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Increase in racial tension
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Transgender Issue

 

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Increase in ISIS terrorist attacks in the US

 

 

Eight years ago, the images above were not of issue. They had not come into play in our country or at least, not to the extreme that they have in the past eight years. These are just a few of the issues that came to light during the Obama administration. As a Christian, these are some of the issues that I feel have harmed, not helped our country and they are not small things, they are issues that have caused an abundance of pain, grief, fear and hopelessness in our country.

There were some things that President Obama did do that helped our country and I am grateful for those things but we can’t ignore the issues mentioned above and act as if they didn’t happen. Quite a few people who voted for Donald Trump did not want to vote for him, however, they too were tired of what has happened to this once great nation of ours and decided the time for typical politics was over and they were willing to vote in a man with no prior political experience, a man who didn’t serve in the military and a man who was a brand name and an established and experienced business man instead of voting in another typical politician. If that doesn’t speak volumes, I don’t know what does. Donald Trump ran his campaign on wanting to do what was right for every American regardless of whether they liked him or not. He wanted and wants to Make America Great Again. Now I’m not saying that President Trump will not make mistakes. It’s not a matter of if he will or not, it’s a matter of when and how bad the mistakes will be. Every President has made mistakes. They are human, and as we know, we can’t place our trust in humans for our salvation. Salvation comes from Our Lord and Savior.

So, whether you like President Trump or not, it is time for us to come together as a nation under God and to place God at the center of our nation. We must come together and unite under the Cross of Christ and set our differences aside if we are going to improve the problems that we have in our country. If we are true Christians, we must forgive and love our neighbor. John 13:35 – By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.

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Today is the beginning of a new day in America. A day where President Donald Trump has vowed to start Making America Great Again! Will he be able to do it? Doubtful but, through God, all things are possible. May he look to Our Lord and ask Him for the guidance, courage and wisdom to run our country and may God bless he and his administration. Welcome Mr. President.

One Nation….Divided

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Well, the day is finally here. Election Day. If there is one thing that I’ve learned from this election year, it is how a (in my opinion) corrupt government and an equally corrupt group of main stream media (CBS, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CNN) have continued to divide this once great nation of ours. Whether people want to admit it or not, there is a big division in our country right now and the stench of hate is in the air. Never in my entire 49 years have I remembered a time where people have despised each other so much. Some folks may say it’s because of Trump and Hillary but I disagree. They are the vessels that were used to bring out this hate and disdain for each other to the forefront but, the seed was already there. This current administration and main stream media watered and fertilized it.

Recently I spoke to an older man that I know who is in his 80’s. I asked him this question, “Is this world as messed up as I think it is or, am I just getting older and starting to notice it more?” His reply was, “No. It’s not just you. This world is at an all-time low. I never thought I would see some of the things that I’ve seen that are morally wrong and against my Christian beliefs. God help us.”

Based from observations that I’ve made locally and from what I’ve seen nationally, here is what I see happening for both scenarios.

If Hillary Clinton wins the presidential election, there will be celebrations by those who voted her in. These same individuals, or at least the majority of them, will be taking to social media and other means to rub salt in the wounds of those who voted for Donald Trump. The hate that runs through their veins will become much more venomous. This will be the ultimate “I TOLD YOU SO” moment for them. Those who voted for Donald Trump will not be happy but they will continue to pray for our country, go about their business as usual, and work towards the future of getting politicians into our government who care for the people.

If Donald Trump wins the presidential election, there will be celebrations by those who voted him in. These same individuals will Thank God first and foremost for guiding our decision making and for the future of his presidency. They will pray that God will somehow unite this nation again and they will do their part to begin the healing process. Those who voted for Hillary Clinton will be disappointed and the majority of them will be furious. I pray that I am wrong on this last one but, what I’ve seen so far leads me to believe that it is possible – There will be riots in the streets and people will die.

I can’t help but think that God is looking down upon us with utter disappointment. I know that he is a God of mercy but he is also a God who gave us all freewill which has been abused by many. At this point, our country is great need of prayer. Prayers for those who are living for the world will have the scales lifted from their eyes. Prayers for we who believe in Christ to be the light of the world and reflect Jesus in all that we do. Prayers for the healing of our divided country. Prayers for the most vulnerable members of our society, the unborn and the elderly, and prayers that our world and most definitely our country, will place God in the center of their lives. Lord have mercy on us sinners.

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.