This World Needs Jesus
Love Can Change Hurting Hearts
by Joanne Troppello
I voted for President Trump to have a second term. I’m not happy that Joe Biden is President. That has nothing to do with him as a person—although I don’t feel that he is one hundred percent mentally cognitive enough for the job—but I don’t agree with his liberal policies. He signed 17 Executive Orders on his first day in office. One was to stop the border wall construction. Another one was to combat discrimination regarding gender identity and sexual orientation—meaning if a male identifies as female, he has access to female bathrooms and locker room’s etc. and they can play in women’s sports. That’s unfair (and unsafe) to girls and women, in my opinion.
I didn’t watch any of the inauguration events. However, I did see some clips on the news and online. From what I heard it was good that President Biden called for unity in our country. However, those are empty words if he is not going to try to reach the 74+ million people who voted for President Trump. I was listening to the Dana Loesch Radio Show this last week and she was discussing the speech. She made a good point that maybe President Biden should have said civility instead of unity because half the country is never going to agree on everything with the other half of the country. It’s not possible. It won’t happen.
Biden and Harris (and others in the liberal media and Democrats) have been calling all Trump supporters white supremacists and racists. That’s painting people with a broad brush and is totally untrue. That’s not trying to unify the country. What happened at the Capitol Building with the riot on January 6th was awful, and I condemn those actions that occurred. However, that was a small percentage of Trump supporters and there were some Antifa people who incited the riot as well. And the Capitol police let people inside without stopping them.
As the saying goes, a few bad apples can ruin the bunch. It’s very sad what happened that day, which started as a peaceful protest. The thing that has so many people upset on the right is that the liberal media and Democrats use that one event to call all Trump supporters insurrectionists. However, they don’t condemn the riots that occurred this summer in D.C., Portland, Philadelphia, and other cities across the U.S. by some in the BLM movement and Antifa—and how Antifa rioted during President Trump’s inauguration in 2017.
You need to be consistent in calling out violence on all sides—especially if those in Government want to try to unify our country.
I tweeted this the other day and got some agreement from others that they miss these days too.
I truly do miss those days when people didn’t focus on politics much and we were basically civil with each other and got along. I don’t have the solution to the division in our country regarding politics. However, I do know that as a Christian, I can do my best to keep interacting with others, both in person and online, in a godly way and as a witness for Christ.
Jesus is the Answer
President Trump was definitely a firestorm that brought change in our country as he tried to drain the D.C. Swamp. I believe he is the most misunderstood President ever. However, he did wake people up to see the hypocrisy in Washington, D.C. and how our Government leaders are only for their own power and no longer for We the People. You can read more about my thought on President Trump in my article: President Trump is Not My Pastor He’s My President.
I am praying that our country can find its way back to civility. You can read more about that in my article, Praying Our Country Will Find its Way Back to Civility – What one tweet showed me about the division in our country.
Jesus is the answer. Our world needs Jesus. People need to see Jesus in us, as Christians.
Now, I’m speaking to myself here and not preaching to everyone. I believe we’re in the end times. Yes, no one knows the exact day or hour, but we are called to live with our minds and hearts focused on Christ’s return—and to be a witness for the Gospel.
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” – Matthew 24:36-44 (NKJV)
Time is short and we should be living as a good witness for Christ so that as many people can be saved as possible. Believe me, I know life gets in the way. We’ve dealt with a long year of COVID-19, quarantine life, lost lives, lost jobs, and disrupted lives for all the children who have had their worlds turned upside down—having to be homeschooled and then transitioning back to school. There have been riots and they are still going on.
Life is surreal and crazy, but my hope is still in the Lord. I know God is in control and in the end, He wins. Is your name written in the Lamb’s Book of Life? Are we all doing enough to bring the Gospel message to all the world?
I wrote the following poem a few years ago and it fit perfectly well with today’s article so I thought I should share it.
What Love Means to Me
Love has many facets
Love is a lot of things.
Love is our Father in Heaven who sent His Son
to bare our burdens and save our souls.
Love is a mother protecting and
caring for her small bundle of joy.
A father teaching his son how to play baseball.
A husband and wife sharing the rest of their
happy life together.
Love is caring for hungry souls all over the world,
helping them understand God’s abundant love for them.
Love is reaching out to a lost world and letting
Christ’s light shine everywhere.
Helping a friend in need, caring for the sick,
elderly, widowed, and homeless.
Do you have enough love for all the hungry hearts
in this dying world?
© Joanne Troppello
This article was previously published in Medium.com
About the Author
Joanne Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.
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