Two wrongs don’t make a right. Never have, never will. I pray for our country, dear friends, that’s our best defense. Pray, love, and support for one another. For those of you who have lost loved ones due to this hatred, I pray God give you peace and a spirit of love and forgiveness. Y’all, we’re “fighting” the wrong enemy. Satan is laughing with pure delight at the evil being justified in the world today – not just our country. Hug your black neighbor, pray with them, love them, let them know that they matter to you. Invite them over for dinner, into your homes, into your churches, into your life. Thank your police officers for putting their lives on the line for all of us, daily. Thank them for serving your community, for running to the danger and not from it, so that we may be protected. Hug their families, tell them you’ve got their six. We are the body of Christ, we are called to love one another.
You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.
36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”
For this people’s heart has grown dull, and with their ears they can barely hear, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and turn, and I would heal them.’
Lord, we are a broken world, a broken country, We need You now more than ever. Send Satan packing, restore our hope. Give us a love for our brothers and sisters of all color, all professions, a love that can only be evidence of You. Lord, soften harden hearts that they may cry out to You. God, give us the strength to stand as a body of united believers. We love You, Father. We thank you for your grace and mercy. Amen