Just a quick post here to say to evangelicals that Jesus never promised you a rose garden. He never told you that when you don’t get your way, you should throw a fit. He never even said that if you get cheated, you should get aggressive.
The person you’ve put your faith in has been terminated, and you’re angry and disappointed. You believe you’ve been cheated, your vote doesn’t count – we get that (half the country might not agree with you, but your point has gotten across).
If Jesus is at all still relevant to your life, you know what you’re supposed to do now.
Go back to your work, whatever that may be. Talk about your hero in the past tense. Grieve with other followers (remember social distancing). Walk the road to your Emmaus – back home to the life you had before.
When Jesus hung on the cross, none of the disciples said, “this sucks!” No one attacked the Praetorium. No one attacked the Temple. Jesus had many followers who recognized the injustice of his crucifixion, but they did not fight it.
(Remember, Jesus had even scolded Peter for cutting off a man’s ear in Gethsemane (John 18). He didn’t want violence.)
So, if you are still a Christian, if you still take to heart the words and deeds of Jesus and his disciples, you need to chillax.
If Donald Trump is the true messiah of American Evangelicalism, he will return.
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