Last week I penned a piece headlined, “On November 9, Prepare for a National Day of Mourning.” The opening paragraph read:
In life — and in politics — there is always the possibility of divine intervention. That’s just as well, because according to the latest Electoral College projections, Donald Trump may need some help from above to win the required 270 votes. Real Clear Politics, for example, predicts Hillary Clinton will squeak by winning only 273 electoral votes, while FiveThirtyEight puts Hillary at a more comfortable 295.
Now we know that all the polls, pundits, and predictions of a Clinton victory were wrong. However, as the nation and the world wrap their arms around President-elect Donald J. Trump, my all-encompassing official explanation is divine intervention.
Perhaps even the Trump campaign agrees. For at about 7:30 pm last night while watching the election returns on CNN my ears perked up when I heard:
CNN’s Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta reported Tuesday night that a senior adviser to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said, “It will take a miracle for us to win.”
“Amen,” I said to myself (and only to myself) since I was sitting in hostile territory — an enormous basement level media filing room at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. As it had been widely reported, the gigantic convention space was chosen for Hillary Clinton’s election night victory coronation because it had a glass ceiling. Clinton was planning to break through the ceiling symbolically by winning the election and becoming the first woman president. And it would have been the perfect visual. But instead, another leader was chosen in the most dramatic political upset in modern history and I believe this was no coincidence. In fact, I submit that the hand of the Almighty was at work.
As a Christian, I am blessed with numerous Christian friends many of whom were actively supporting the Trump campaign. One group of friends participated in a weekly telephone prayer group to pray for Donald Trump’s victory and the nation at large. The effort was organized, and lead by Donna Rice Hughes, president of Enough is Enough, a children’s and family internet safety advocacy organization.
Last night while Trump began racking up a series of electoral votes in battleground states, I was receiving emails from Donna’s prayer group members — many of whom are extremely influential Republicans. Venturing upstairs to walk among the hundreds of loyal Clinton supporters and staffers who were jammed into the Javits Center, I read the prayer messages while laughing to myself, imagining the horror if those around me knew what I was reading. Here is a sample:
Pray the enemy is confused, and God’s justice prevails and that God gets the Glory. Trump needs Utah and Pennsylvania and GA. His truth is marching on!!!!
Donna, yes, following it closely & praying the enemy is confused & everyone marvels at what the Lord. Thank-you for calling us together. May we stand firm & see the salvation of the Lord.
We’re praying!!! And praising God! Worked the polls as a poll watcher in McLean, VA for 3 hours today. More than 3 of 5 voters were not native English speakers. Based on the sample ballots they held, it was obvious they were not for Trump. Eye-opening. We must reach out to everyone with the light of Christ. May God’s will be done & may all glory be His.
Hey, Donna, Your op-ed piece on Fox’s website is thoughtful, well written and powerful. May God bless this article and use it to turn many, many undecided hearts and minds to vote for Trump for America’s good and His glory.
Praying with you!!! God bless America!
On Sunday, November 7, I too had weighed-in with the group writing:
Subject: I was quoted on Meet the Press mentioning Jesus.
This morning Chuck Todd on Meet the Press put this paragraph up on the screen with my name and said Myra Adams at National Review wrote:
“As when Jesus wept over Jerusalem, knowing the city would eventually be destroyed by the Romans, millions of Americans will be weeping in their hearts knowing that our new long national nightmare is only just beginning.”
I continued writing to the group:
What is interesting is my paragraph if about if Hillary wins, but Chuck read it as if I was talking about either candidate winning. Oh well, the fact that Jesus was mentioned on Meet the Press is a miracle.
The truth is, a greater miracle happened last night and now there is no need to weep over our nation. The long national nightmare of a Clinton presidency has been averted. America’s future looks bright because Trump’s victory was miraculously allowed to happen even though many voters (myself included) believed that Donald Trump was a flawed candidate — but still much preferred over Clinton.
Donna Rice Hughes believed this too when, in her FOX News opinion piece, “One Woman’s Case for Donald Trump” she wrote:
God is in the business of using flawed people who He humbled and molded into great leaders.
Throughout the Bible flawed people went on to accomplish amazing things with His help. Perhaps the miraculous election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States is for a reason known only to God.
It is my personal belief that God has a plan for Trump and trust that He will mold him into a great leader, “for such a time as this.”
Finally, here is a famous scripture passage I read when I called into Donna’s prayer group a few weeks ago when it looked like Trump was headed for certain defeat:
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)
Today we have a new leader who has been called to heal our land. Regardless of your political persuasion, President-elect Donald J. Trump desperately needs all our prayers. Amen!
Cross-posted at RedState