As a Christian, I was outraged at the behavior of our President-Elect on the campaign trail. I abhorred his rhetoric, the way he always put others down, and the way he name called and labeled others.
However, I still have to face the fact that Donald Trump will be my President, whether I like it or not. As a Christian, I am called to respect my leaders and those in authority. However, I also grapple with the question of how I respect someone whose rhetoric has been so extreme, and has been used to hurt and tear others down. I have come to the conclusion that I can only respect the office of the Presidency, not Donald Trump. In my view, respect is earned, not given. With a man like Donald Trump, I feel like it would be morally irresponsible to respect him, especially after what he has said about women and how he has mocked the disabled.
Which brings me to the point of this piece: While Donald Trump may be my President, Jesus is my King. As a Christian, I live for an audience of one and listen to a higher authority. While Donald Trump may say this or that, God’s word will always remain clear. While our nation might struggle to find a leader, I follow God, the one true leader.
Donald Trump may very well be my President, but Jesus is my King. Jesus rules over all, and there isn’t a day ahead he hasn’t seen.
For those who are nervous about what a Trump Presidency might mean, I would encourage you to dwell on that.
Jesus is King above all, and has it all under control.
As President-Elect Trump is sworn in on Friday, simply rest in that.