Trump May Want America To Be First, But Jesus Wants Me To Be Second
President Donald Trump laid out his vision for the United States during his inaugural address. He used the phrase “America First” to let people know that he wanted America to be his first priority. However, many other people didn’t take this idea so well. People criticized Trump’s speech. One such effort came from the Netherlands. A talk-show host in Holland made a video that satirized his great idea.
The video, which is in English, is narrated by someone who mimics Trump’s vocals and vocabulary. The narrator tries to show how great their country is. Comparisons are made about walls, women, and other things that interest Trump. In an ingenious way, the video becomes a medium to promote their country’s value to others, especially Trump. The video ends by acknowledging that America is great but then asks if it is ok that their country can be second.
The video went viral and now there are all kinds of videos making the same point with other countries. These countries include:
Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Finland, Australia, Morocco, Iran, and the list keeps growing. A website entitled “Who Wants To Be Second.” lists all of the videos here and here. The viral video has spawned a Facebook and Twitter page.
Jesus Wants Me To Be Second
Donald Trump may be saying that America is great and that he wants to make America First. Jesus knows that He is great. Jesus served others even though He was great. He wanted to “be second” to God for the purpose of God’s saving plan.
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life —a ransom for many.”” (Mark 10:45, HCSB)
Peter tells Jesus that Jesus would never die.
“Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, “Oh no, Lord! This will never happen to You!”” (Matthew 16:22, HCSB)
Peter wanted Jesus to be great, but Jesus corrected him for his “Make Israel Great Again” statement:
“But He turned and told Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me because you’re not thinking about God’s concerns, but man’s.”” (Matthew 16:23, HCSB)
Jesus told his disciples that He wanted His disciples to “be second.”
“Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me.” (Matthew 16:24, HCSB)
Jesus also wants me to learn to follow Him or “be second’ to Jesus.