Kirsters Baish| After a busy Holy Week in the White House, complete with staff turnovers and scandals, President Donald Trump delivered a faith-filled message to all Christians on Friday morning.
Trump honored the Jewish holiday tradition of Passover, which started on Friday. He also honored the Christian holiday of Easter. The President delivered a hope-filled speech that all Americans can get behind.
Take a look at the speech in the video below:
“My fellow Americans, at this holy time of the year, families across our nation gather in homes, churches and synagogues to light candles and to praise God,” he began his message.
Trump started talking about the “sacred holiday of Passover.” Trump explained that Jewish members of his own family, which include his daughter and son-in-law, Invaka Trump and Karen Kushner, celebrate the holiday.
President Trump explained that families all around the world celebrate Passover in order to “give thanks to God for liberating the Jewish people from bondage in Egypt and delivering them to the promised land of Israel.”
Then, Trump continued his message, moving onto the Christian holiday of the season, explaining the importance of Easter and all it stands for.
President Trump stated, “For Christians, we remember the suffering and death of God’s only son and his glorious resurrection on the third day. On Easter Sunday, we proclaim with joy ‘Christ is risen.’”
He went on to explain that these two holidays “remind us that God’s love redeems the world.”
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He added that this sentiment is expressed in the earliest scriptures of the Judeo-Christian tradition.
“Almost 3,000 years ago, the prophet Isaiah wrote, ‘Darkness covers the earth, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. For the Lord will be your everlasting light,’” Trump said.
He said that America has shown a commitment to adhering to that guiding principle.
Trump went on, “In America, we look to the light of God to guide our steps. We trust in the power of the Almighty for wisdom and strength and we praise our Heavenly Father for the blessings of freedom and the gift of eternal life.”
The media has long criticized President Trump’s Christian faith, while his comments continue to support the large Christian community in America. After all, without this group of Americans Trump might not have taken the win in the 2016 presidential election.
While delivering a speech at the Values Voter Summit in October, President Trump spoke about religion, saying that Americans “don’t worship government, we worship God.”
Christians were touched by President Trump’s comments, and they gave him a standing ovation when he spoke of Conservative Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch being officially appointed.
Trump also used his video message as an opportunity to speak about just how important faith is when it comes to the heritage of our country. He also denounced “the attacks on Judeo-Christian values.”
“We know that it’s the family and the church — not government officials — who know best how to create strong and loving communities,” he explained.