November 16, 2016
Dear anti-Trump Protester and Reader,
First, this is an open letter to you the protester or reader. I understand many of you are filled with deep sadness, pain, hurt, fear and great anger over the outcome of this last election. You feel betrayed by many and now are feeling scared and angry over the prospect of a Trump presidency. What does this really mean you wonder? After all, many of you hate what he stands for. Some of you don’t even know what he stands for but you have heard it isn’t good. To be clear I want you to know I am not writing this letter to defend the man Donald Trump (by the way, I didn’t vote for him).
But what I am writing this letter to say to you is that I can truly understand what many of you are feeling right now. How, you ask? You see, I have also have been dealing with feelings of fear, anger and a depth of sadness sometimes so intense I probably should just call for it is: a state of depression. These emotions and feelings are so real and sometimes cannot be distinguished between a feeling of utter helplessness and uncertainty that it makes me wonder, will it ever end? And if so, how?
At this point, I encourage you to write or comment if you can relate to any of the feelings I have described.
Sometimes these feelings of great sadness and anger can lead to sin. If you don’t know what sin is, it is the breaking of any commands of God specifically the Ten Commandments. Ever lied? Stolen, lusted after another person? Jesus said this is the same as committing adultery in the heart. Ever taken God’s name in vain? That’s called blasphemy. Remember God sees our every thought, word and deed. Yet despite us breaking God’s commands there is still good news available for any who will listen.
Only someone perfect and without sin could pay the penalty for our sins. God paid the penalty of us breaking His commands through His Son Jesus Christ. The God Man, Jesus Christ died on a cross over 2000 years ago and rose from the dead defeating sin, and death in hell. So while I understand your deep feelings of anger, hatred, sadness, pain and fear I want you to know there is still hope and peace despite who is the president of the United States! This peace and hope isn’t temporary but has eternal value (after you die), which is all that really matters anyways. This hope and peace is a person and not just any person. This Person is not one who lies, cheats, steals and breaks promises but instead is called the Prince of Peace and His Throne is Everlasting. Thank you for listening and/or reading this heartfelt letter to you. You are not alone. There is real hope if you seek it and lasting peace if you seek Him.