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President-Elect Donald J. Trump

President-Elect Donald J. Trump

Back in July I posted an early prediction on the election and predicted 304 electoral votes for Donald Trump and 234 for Hillary Clinton—looks like I was off by two. If and when Michigan, Arizona (I think some agencies have awarded Arizona) and New Hampshire are awarded, it should come out 304 for Trump and 232 for Clinton. Not bad for an early prediction by this amateur! Maybe I should be a political commentator!

So, there’s a lot of weeping and gnashing of teeth out there. I understand that and I feel for the Clintons. Even so, this election has renewed my faith in the American people. Not because I’m all that enthusiastic over Trump, but we, the American people, did not elect someone who is under criminal investigation. What a mess that could have been for us as a nation. Watergate all over again. The Bill Clinton impeachment, all over again. There is some irony here: Hillary worked in favor of Nixon during Watergate and if she had been elected and undergone impeachment, it would have been the first time a husband/wife duo had been impeached.

I think that Trump, Clinton and President Obama were all gracious and are committed to healing our land. This was an historic election and I like what Trump said when he spoke to supporters after Clinton’s concession:

So it’s been what they call a historic event, but to be really historic, we have to do a great job, and I promise you that I will not let you down.

I think this quote is what Trump is all about—actions speak louder than words. There have been plenty of words this election season; now it is time for action.

Each election is not jus the votes or the candidates but it is the will of God for that time. That does not mean that God endorses a particular candidate, but it does mean, that, for that time, this ruler is whom God has chosen. In Daniel we read, “He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings;” (Dan. 2:21). In Psalm 146:3, 4 we read:

Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.

There is no salvation is the current “prince.” Salvation is in Jesus alone. This candidate or that candidate is not our savior (in spite of how the candidate or the media portrays it). Jesus is our Savior; and He says that we’re to be subjected “to the governing authorities” (Rom. 13:1). What kind of “prince” will Donald J. Trump be? We don’t know, but we’re not putting our trust in him anyway, are we? Our trust is in the Lord our God.

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