Donald Trump’s Gift To Americans
During this season of giving, I wake each morning with a deep reflection upon the gift President Donald J. Trump has given us: himself. He is a man who exemplifies the light and love of this season, because he chose to serve our nation solely for his love of Americans. This man had nothing to gain by forsaking his private life of comfort and wealth, trading it in for a position where he is relentlessly and unjustly attacked in all manner of vileness. When you consider his life prior to entering politics, he really had it all materially, socially, and personally…and yet he made a decision to share his talent to make our country great again.
In making the choice to seek the presidency of the United States, he exemplifies what each of us is called to do: listen to the still small voice of the Holy Spirit who will lead us to serve our brothers and sisters in the way most suited to the talents we have been given. His entire life prepared him for this, all he learned from every experience in business and in his personal life, the choices and the lessons. He brings to the office a rare wisdom and strength gained from decades of relating to all types of people. This culminated in the creation of an extraordinary individual with the talents and many abilities required to lead a nation from darkness and its imminent destruction into light and blessings. He could have said “no,” to this call…he said “yes.”
Each of is called to share the gift of who we are with others, a few listen and heed this call, while many willfully ignore it. I believe this call to bless is upon each of our hearts, though its voice can be overshadowed by intentional refusal to love. Those who choose to embrace fear versus love become incapable of hearing and seeing clearly those among us who do choose loving service to their fellow man.
Haters cannot comprehend what is before them
As Scripture says, “And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not” (John 1:5, KJV).
And further, it is not enough they do not comprehend us, they will hate us. Those “who love darkness” have always ridiculed and persecuted those who choose light and its goodness. Consider your life experiences, to the degree you have endeavored to live a life of evincing love, and all love is of God, it is highly likely you have been perplexed by those who have without any cause resented and mistreated you. They may have been family members, acquaintances, colleagues, with the common denominator of you simply being who you are, wronging them not, finding yourself the subject of their despisal. Those who choose darkness are actually enraged to simply be in the presence of or to become aware of one who chooses light. It is as if we become a mirror, simply by being who we are, which forces them to look at their miserable lives, so that our very joy in endeavoring to express love makes our demeanor an abomination to them. We contrast so dramatically with the convoluted lives they lead, they seek to rid themselves of any introspection by irrationally attacking the one who has chosen a different path, a path of love.
In such circumstances, it is wisdom to realize there is no rational explanation for their attitude against you, so you must stop trying to figure out the behavior of a spiritually insane person as if there is any rationale.
Remember the ultimate expression of love from the gift of Jesus Christ is rejected by many, likewise your expression of love in a world which loves darkness (evil) will be met with contempt. Jesus told us, “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you” (John 15:18, KJV). And, “But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause” (John 15:25, KJV).
It is no surprise, then, you as one who chooses to evince the love of God in your daily life will be despised by those you have never harmed; it is a spiritual battle taking place on this earth, and you are one of the chosen, you created yourself to be chosen by willfully choosing love (as they willfully chose evil), as Scripture reminds us, “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” (John 3:19, KJV). Yet each of is called to share the gift of who we are, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16, KJV), despite the fact many will persecute you.
This spiritual understanding then explains the vitriolic hatred expressed against our President, all such irrational expression comes from people who have willfully chosen darkness and all its manner of despicable evil. Their entire lives demonstrate depravity, hatred for God and all which is holy and sacred. In Trump, they see see a man who is actively speaking and acting against the core of their evil agenda – their willful rejection of all which is good, of God. Exactly as you have received such hatred for choosing to live lovingly, President Trump is receiving it. Each of who chooses to share the gift of who we are, to evince the love in our heart through actions to benefit others, will receive such hatred.
What is truth?
The question Pontius Pilate posed to Jesus illustrates how one in darkness, one who has not guarded their heart, can have one of light right before them and not see. Imagine Jesus, the Christ, standing before Pilate, hearing these words and later, void of any crime, being sentenced to a tortuous death by a man, a politician, who apparently felt justified to sanction such evil by a mere washing of his hands as if it would remove this good man’s blood from his hands. What happened within and to his soul, we do not know despite many an ancient texts addressing it, what we do know is he was a politician who faced a dilemma between doing what is right (pardoning an innocent) or succumbing to what was politically correct (caving in to vocal opinion). Like many politicians today, Pilate chose the path of weakness.
Still, Pilate’s question is one we should all reflect upon. The truth, the light of God’s love, we must become living examples of so that it is seen by all who seek truth (without regard to those who have made a conscious choice against God). Each of us must choose steadfastly, regardless of the consequences, to do what is right, just as Donald Trump chose to do what was right, is a choice each of us can make. in service to our country and people. In doing so, we will of course incur the wrath of the enemies, and in such experiences we are further assured we have chosen rightly. There are distinct characteristics of those who reject the truth…those who willfully choose lies, and we see their hatred reflected against us in our personal lives as I mentioned above and we see it reflected now in the political arena because a good man has entered an area those who love lies/darkness have dominated for so long. Those who reject truth:
* will never acknowledge any good achieved by one who seeks to do what is right.
* will accuse and blame the righteous ones of the evil activities they themselves do or condone, always up for casting the first stone
* will repudiate with emotionalism any fact which does not coincide with or exposes their dark agenda, as they reject all change as it requires the humility and sometimes pain to realize and admit one was mistaken
Like the crowd calling for Barabbas’ release and Jesus’ execution, their choice to reject truth results in their self-made deception, eyes not made for seeing any longer, ears not made for hearing any longer, hearts hardened so that they deceive themselves as they go forward in commission of evil in their own guise of doing good. They claim to do good, though they never can do good, because they are not good. If a crowd could ignore the miraculous works of The Christ, they certainly will ignore the good works of any man, be it you or I, be it President Trump. It is not a matter of their knowing of the good, it is a matter they will ignore and reject the good. The truth can be right before them and they will condemn it.
Liars are hypocrites
Liars, as they did in Jesus’ day, use all manner of words, with any actions supporting their good-sounding verbiage lacking. They proclaim “hope,” “change,” “equality,” “justice,” “tolerance,” “freedom” and other sentiments while doing everything within their power to battle against their supposed ideals.
In short, those who hate you, and hate our President, can’t handle the truth. Politically, we see this exhibited by the Trump haters who will never speak a word of favorable acknowledgment even as our President nears a solid year of accomplishments, many if not all substantially benefiting every American’s life directly or indirectly. We see it in the nonsense spewed against him. We see it in the hatred they have for anyone who supports him. We see it in their condemnation of his brutal honest outspokenness and lack of political correctness (traits anyone following Jesus’ example would practice to be effective; Jesus made many an enemy amongst the hypocrites due to his words and behavior, following in his footsteps requires us not caring what those in darkness think about anything we do).
To the degree any of us pattern our lives following God, and Jesus’ example, in the works we do, we will suffer the same type persecution and experiences. And those who have devoted their lives to destroying the faithful will be enraged at anyone who tries to help us. As followers of Christ. we will always divide people between those who seek the truth and those who do not; those who love the light and those who love the darkness, we will as Jesus did: divide. “Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law” (Luke 12:51-53, KJV).
Peace is not obtained by ignoring difficult situations in hope evil will not be provoked. It is not indifferent, passive nor weak. It exists solely in strength. It is not the mere absence of conflict, it occurs is the presence of active good. It requires perseverance. It is the goal only of those who love…love God, family, and country. Those with it, are bold, strong, and courageous. They know peace does not come from approval of the wicked, but from the One who grants us true peace. “Peace I leave with you,” Jesus said, “my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid,” at any time despite what you see in the world around you. (John 14:27, KJV).
My wish for our President and for you is that, “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost” (Romans 15:13, KJV). Listen to the voice of guidance granted you from God. For the holy Ghost, the Holy Spirit, is “… the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you,” (John 14:17, KJV), helping you evince and helping you support anyone who evinces God’s love in this world.
Peace at this holy season, and year-round, is reserved for those endeavoring to do God’s will. We can share peace with those receptive only if we have it ourselves. It is a state obtained only by those who use their minds to do what is right. It gives one great courage. It is the goal of working to bring tranquility, betterment, prosperity. and security to those we love. The greatest gift was provided us from God, with each of us having the wonderful opportunity to follow in giving the gift of who we are to each other, just as Donald Trump chose to lovingly do when he made the well being of the American family his priority over all else in his life. That is his gift to Americans.
Finally, during this Christmas season, I leave you with the beautiful Christmas message the President delivered at the lighting of the national Christmas tree: