What a sad, sickening day in America. Our hearts are broken for the family of George Floyd. We want justice. We want racial equality. Will it ever cease? That is our hope. One day when we get to heaven, there will be no more divisions. On this earth I don’t believe that will happen because of the sin in this world. Men are lovers of their own self and not lovers of God (2 Timothy 3:2).
If we want to see a difference, we must cry out to God. Only He can make an oasis in our desert time. One day things will be different. When we get to heaven there will be no more hate, no more senseless crime (because of the color of your skin), no more sickness, no more abortion, no more violence, no more pestilence, no more disease….oh for the day that there will be NO MORE. It will be a day for us to rest. A day with never ending joy. A day with never ending peace.
“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character”Martin Luther King, Jr.
Make no mistake, brother or sister, there will be a day. A great and glorious day for some. Until that day, love the ones God put near to you. Love the ones far away. Love your neighbors and yes, love those who hate you and spitefully mock you. Remembering there will be a day of judgement. Even our worst enemy, we don’t want to see get thrown into the fires of hell (Revelation 21:8). There is no coming back from that. Let’s have that heart of love that Jesus wants us to have (Luke 6:28).
You are so holy, righteous and true. You are awesome and amazing. Everything You do is good and right. You are light and in You is no darkness (1 John 1:5-7).
Father, I want to lift the family of George Floyd to You right now. I pray that You would continue to be with them through one of the darkest and most insane hour they will ever have to face. Lord, be their strength when they feel they cannot go on. Comfort them as only You can. We believe that George Floyd is now in Your presence. He is no longer struggling for air. Oh, Father, it wasn’t right or fair for him to die in such an agonizing way. It isn’t fair that his family had to see it played out before their eyes. What horror! What inexpressible pain. My heart is indeed broken for the family of George Floyd.
Lord, please let there be an end to senseless violence. Help us to be a voice for the voiceless. Let us do and say what is pleasing in Your eyes and ears. May we not be silent anymore but rather speak out about the injustices in this world and demand justice. Whatever we need to do Lord, come to our rescue. Let us know what elected officials we need to call, what peaceful demonstrations we need to have, and how we can help our broken brother or sister in this their time of need. For it is in Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Today I want us to have a time of weeping. For everything has a time and today find the time to weep for this family. There will be no song selection. Just a moment of silence to honor George Floyd.
This is my post from Facebook, I would like to share here as well.
This is so sickening, I do not even know what to say. Why is this happening in America? I am so hurt by this blatant disregard for human life. It hurts my heart. I want to do something, say something, make a difference somehow, but how? I care isn’t enough, or is it? How would I want others to feel? How does God want us to feel? I had to look to Martin Luther King, Jr., quote to see some insight…’Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.’ God is love and He is still the only way to reach people, to fix injustices, right the wrongs. We have to trust in His unfailing love in a time such as this. Pray more than ever before for the love of God to come down in a mighty, moving way. Pray for His will to be done. Pray for our brothers and sisters who, just because of the color of their skin have to be afraid to walk outside….really?!!! Pray for freedom from oppressors. Pray for our dear heavenly Father to help us all. Just pray.
written by Donna Nielsen