I dislike President Donald Trump. Beginning with the debates and then through the primaries and onto Election Day, I never believed he would win. When he announced as a candidate, I told friends we had just suffered through six years with arrogant narcissism in the White House and didn't need more.

I am now persuaded this flawed man may be a temporary reprieve, perhaps a gift from God to a spiritually dying nation badly in need of a refresh.

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God said to Abraham, "I will make you a great nation. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you." The previous president undermined and despised Israel. The current president honors Israel.

We are currently experiencing a restoration of individual freedom and prosperity in the United States. Is it coincidence?

The Apostle Paul rhetorically asked the Corinthians, "What do you have that you have not received?" Prosperity and freedom are from God. Nations seem to prosper when people choose to trust God and honor Israel. The biblical book of Proverbs reads, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."

God is a respecter of individual freedom. He forces no one to trust Him. He forces no one to believe. Before we die, He offers to all a gift, a simple binary choice: "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved" (book of Acts). Or not.

Wayne C. Anderson