WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY: What Will America Do Under Our New President?

Written by John DeGroff on November 19, 2016

I don’t know how anyone else felt on Monday, November 7th, but I felt like there was almost a palpable sense of dread and gloom in the air. Conversely, though, if you are a spiritual person, you probably were also aware of an intense spiritual presence. It’s not hyperbole to say that there were literally millions of people praying on Monday before the election. I know of people who fasted and read about church services focused entirely on prayer for the nation.

Liberals, and especially their lap dog media, were celebrating a Clinton victory even before the election; forget the final vote tally. They couldn’t have gotten it more wrong.

With Barack Hussein Obama we were given the chance to elect our first black president. When we did, we failed to heed Dr. King’s statement about judging a person based on the color of their skin and not the content of their character. BHO was definitely not judged on the content of his character, which was then an unknown. (Unless you read his books…which I did.)

With Clinton, we had the chance to again make history and elect the first female president. With Clinton, though, we were given a candidate whose content of character has been on full public display dating back to the Watergate hearings of 1973-74.

As usual, liberals and their allies in the media underestimated the American people. And as usual, liberals are completely delusional. I’m seeing article after article theorizing on why Clinton lost. You know, stuff like she didn’t put enough resources into states she didn’t need to, she didn’t do enough press, etc., etc. Of course, she’s not to blame…for anything.

Granted, the seemingly never ending cycle of scandals (email, Benghazi, constant lying, etc.) played a part, but I personally think Americans focused on the content of character issue more than liberals thought we would. Guess what…we were actually capable of seeing her astounding arrogance on display when:
*she called a large portion of Americans “deplorables”
*she publicly said she wanted to put all coal miners out of business
* she targeted Catholics, and Christianity in general, as needing to bend to her “political will”
* she made a video where she stared directly into the camera and shouted “…why am I not 50 points ahead?” (Who does stuff like that and expects to win?)

There are more examples of course, but I truly feel these are the ones that stood out to the average American voter as examples of Clinton’s entitlement mentality, ego, and arrogance. Because of this, along with the collective, PC fueled arrogance of liberals in general, America gave Donald J. Trump the election victory.

This is our victory as well as President Elect Trump’s. I’ve regarded this election as a referendum on Christianity. God heard our prayers because we humbled ourselves (II Chron. 7:14). Now, we have been granted a God-given window of opportunity to heal our land.

Had it gone the other way, I know people who would have written off any Christian who voted for Clinton. I have to admit that felt kind of warranted. While I still question what the thought process would be for any Christian to vote Dem, ever, now is not the time to question each other’s motives. Now is the time to be part of the healing process. We have a lot of work to do.

We know we’re going to get some hatred coming our way. We’re seeing that already before the inauguration. We have to rise above this. We as Christians have been heard and given a unique chance. All the big problems are still here — 20T in debt, Islam, racial tensions, immigration woes, etc., etc. — and we have an enormous task in front of all of us. This is our window of opportunity. We need to be worthy of it and make America great again.

One final thought. Remember the parable of the talents? (Matt. 25:14-30) The guy who was given a lot increased what he had. Trump was born wealthy, but look what he’s done with his wealth. “Everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance.” (v.29) We have been given a lot as a nation, but we must be faithful if we expect to be given more. We might never get another such window of opportunity.

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John DeGroff
John DeGroff is the original bass player for the Christian rock band Petra. He currently plays for the band GHF which is comprised of other original members from Petra. DeGroff has extensive experience as a freelance music journalist and newspaper reporter as well as an on-line music reviewer. He is a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and lives in Warsaw, Indiana where he is employed as a care giver for mentally challenged adults.