But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:7 (NASB)
When I read stories like the recent attacks on Donald Trump’s ten year old son Barron, or other examples of celebrity viciousness against the family of someone they hate, I have little hope for humanity. We have become so spiteful we would take our anger out on innocent children. Why? Fear. They are afraid of Donald Trump.
But I must admit, if the tables had been turned, and they were for the last eight years, we too would have also been afraid. I was horribly afraid of what Hillary Clinton might have done to our country. I don’t think I would have attacked her children or grandchildren, but I would have spoken out. We are all called to speak out against what we perceive as evil.
The left does now see Donald Trump as being the personification of evil, They have been convinced he’s the reincarnation of Hitler. One of my ESL students told me last week that he hated all Mexicans. I assured her he didn’t; that his goal was to keep terrorists out of the country, but I know I didn’t change her opinion. It was too deeply ingrained. The odd thing to me with the comparison to Hitler is that Trump is pro-Israel. The terrorists he wants to keep out of the country are Islamic, arch-enemies of the Jews whom Hitler slaughtered to the tune of six million.
Of course the other slaughter Trump has pledged to fight against are the 60 million babies aborted since Roe vs. Wade. Did you know that “Roe” is now a pro-life activist? That’s what happens when someone meets Jesus Christ.
So, no, my hope is not in Donald Trump. He’s just a man, flawed just like the rest of us. I do believe he’s going to try to do everything in his power to turn the country around, but only God can do that. Our hope cannot be in any man, but in Christ alone. He is the One Who “makes a way when there seems to be no way.” He is the one Who can save us from ourselves. The Bible teaches us in Jeremiah 17:9 that “The heart is more deceitful than all else…” Only when we align ourselves with His will can we truly know Hope. He is our Hope. He’s the One we put our faith in. He’s the One who shows us how to love the unlovable and forgive the unforgiveable. He is the answer to every question we have. He’s the Way through every problem we encounter. I’ve been through the fire, and I know it’s true. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and the only Hope for humanity.