Our Duty to President Trump

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President Donald Trump can’t really make America great again. But on his inaugural speech, we got a clue for who and what will be needed for the Presidential vision of greatness to unfold.  “January 20th 2017 will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. Everyone is listening to you now,” said President Trump.

If this Presidency means forgotten, struggling Americans are going to “never be ignored again” it will require a citizenry that acts justly, and that action would indeed make America great.

A country that loves mercy, and each other, and walks humbly with their God is what it will take for vulnerable people to be “forgotten no longer.”   It would mean there would be a healing from the race to the White House which tested the electorate’s respect for each other and their differences. Self-protectionist voters shared and cheered video of Mr. Trump denigrating women, ethnicities and even disabled people on the election trail.

But it’s new day, and I am watching for President Trump to throw out his Reality TV attention getting campaign tactics as the reality of caring for a nation’s well-being faces him 24/7.   I admire that President Trump seems sincere that he will give his life to serving over 300 million extremely diverse people in his own country.   Whether you voted for President Trump or think he is the worst thing to happen, we have a duty to pray for him and for those around him.  We have a duty to speak out a Gospel witness in our culture, to raise a prophetic voice for God’s justice when the Trump administration brings its new policies to affect the world.   An “America first” government, pulling back foreign investments in nation building and resource leveraging around the world is a significant shift for our globe.   The words of 1 Timothy 2:1-2 lead the way at this vulnerable time; “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”

Context TV will stay in step with the biblical hope that we work for the common good to “Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” (Jeremiah 29:7). We have no option but to get out there, love this world, and care for one another while asking God to bless President Trump.

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Lorna is the CEO of Crossroads Christian Communication Inc., YES TV and the Executive Producer of Context with Lorna Dueck TV show and online production. Lorna enjoys interviewing culture-shaping guests for any evidence of God. The award winning program is produced from the Crossroads Christian Communications Center in Burlington, Ontario, airs on seven networks, and is seen Sunday mornings on Canada’s largest network, Global TV. Lorna is a regular commentary writer on faith and public life in Canada’s leading national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, and a frequent media commentator. She has travelled the world reporting on church-led response to humanitarian crisis.