Attending a Christmas worship service at First Baptist Dallas church on Sunday, President Donald Trump wished the crowd of thousands a “very very Merry Christmas” and thanked Jesus Christ, our “Savior,” for all that we are blessed with.
After telling a White House anecdote about Melania Trump’s Christmas decorations, Trump shifted to a more serious tone to discuss the true meaning of Christmas.
“But more than 2,000 years ago, an angel of the Lord appeared…to humble shepherds and proclaim the reason for our Christmas joy. For unto you is born, this day in the city of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord,” Trump said.
Giving honor to God, Trump added that our country needs a savior right now, and furthermore, it has one – who he joked is “someone much higher up than me,” he said. “Much higher up,” Trump continued. “We just do what we have to do.”
“But the life and death and resurrection of Jesus Christ forever changed the world. It’s impossible to think of the life of our own country without the influence of his example and of his teachings,” the 45th president said, praising God.
Addressing the values our country was founded upon, Trump attributed America’s many successes to belief in Jesus.
“Our miraculous founding, overcoming civil war, abolishing slavery, defeating communism and fascism, reaching boundless heights of science and discovering so many incredible things, even right outside the magnificent skyscrapers and the whole development that this beautiful church is a part of…and the United States ultimately becoming a truly great nation,” Trump continued. “And we’re going to keep it that way, we’re not going to let it go.”
“But none of this could have ever happened without Jesus Christ and his followers and his church. None of it,” he continued. “And we have to remember that Jesus Christ is the ultimate source of our strength and of our hope and here and everywhere and for all time, Jesus Christ.”
After urging Americans to pray for our troops abroad, he thanked “Almighty God for our nation, for our precious freedoms, and most of all, and I have to say this, for God’s everlasting mercy and Grace.”
Vowing to restore America’s greatness, Trump said “It will be more incredible in years to come, we will do what has to be done to Make America Great Again… we will never forget that message.”
“It’s America First, and Make America Great Again, and we will do it!” he said in his concluding remarks.