My spirit won’t let me keep silent…
“Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1Samuel 16:7
“He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. John 13:34
The verses above are just three that God have brought to mind as I think about the horror that has been inflicted on the Floyd family and our nation. Fear and anger and hurt are powerful emotions.
People need to see hope! I believe it’s time for us as The church, whether your skin pigmentation is yellow, brown, red, black, white, or blue to rise up and be heard! To be seen united in prayer and fasting whether in small groups, our leaders meeting six feet apart and praying together at the tomato bowl, we pray on zoom, messenger, in our homes and teach our children not to hate. To trust and seek God.
As it stands right now, I’m a black mother and grandmother striving to teach my descendants about God’s love on one hand, and reminding them to put their driver’s license and insurance card where they are easily accessible. Stop in a well-lighted area if you are stopped…
Good cops are being lopped in one category with those who are doing wrong. That’s not fair. Their families wonder if they will come home safe each night.
Kids just want to wear their style and are profiled.
We can’t fix this by ourselves. Yes we want justice!
But also peace and equality with fairness.
Jesus is the answer for our world today. Instead of exchanging angry taunts at one another, let’s prepare our hearts to hear what God wants us to do as individuals and as a city, and a nation.
Written by Sharon Simms
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