I have silently been mourning what has been happening in our nation this last week. I am so sad for the Floyd family and their unimaginable loss. But I know, in my heart, that what is happening in the U.S.A. is not the best of us. It is absolutely the worst and should not be! How did Jesus react when there was unrest? Well, when the Jewish leaders came to arrest Him, Peter tried to defend Him by cutting off the ear of one of the men. Jesus immediately rebuked Peter and healed the man, replacing and restoring his ear. Jesus heals, not destroys! What we are seeing these days is not healing anything! It is not bringing peace to the Floyd family. Justice is coming, folks, but the wheels of justice move slowly, and the violence has got to stop now!
I was in tears this morning when I read the story of the fire set to a home in Richmond, Virginia, the capital of my state. There was a child inside! An innocent child! And the rioters blocked the firemen’s pathway to rescue the family inside. Yes, their blocking was brief, but what were they thinking? Why set fire to a family’s home? What is the purpose? Anger?
I read an article by Dr. Denison today that I want to share with you. And I ask that you read it PRAYERFULLY!
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My prayer today: Yes, Lord! Let the peace on earth begin with me! Let me speak peace, think peace, pray peace and show peace to others. Let your love shine through me. In Jesus’s Name. Amen.
If this is your prayer, too, then I ask that you share this post with others and let’s make the cry for peace go viral! The cry for riots and destruction is already there. We can do better than this. Jesus did! Blessings my friends for safety wherever you are and for peace in your hearts that the world cannot understand because the world did not give it. Jesus did!