Some are heavy. Overwhelmed. Heartbroken. Confused. Worried. Terrified. Hurting.
Others are Ignorant. Close-Minded. Apathetic. Stubborn. Hateful. Judgmental. Bitter. Corrupt. Insecure.
The human race, how can we all be part of one large family and yet be so divided in so many ways? How can we let our present look so much like our past? What have we learned? What are we teaching? Why? How? How did we get here?
What do we do? How do we move forward? How can one individual proactively take a stand for truth and hope and love? How do we honor authority yet refuse to be tolerant of leaders that encourage separation among our people? What is the best way to make a change with what we have, where we are and who we are?
A lot of these answers I do not know. As I continue to pray for Charlotte and all that is facing our world today and my heart feels overwhelmed with sadness & confusion, my spirit was reminded of this truth:
L I G H T S H A L L O V E R C O M E.
It shall. Because the One who made ALL of us- the human race- has told us that though there may be trouble while running our race, He has established our victory at the finish line.
I do not know the best thing to do necessarily but I do know praying will show us.
I do know that I must realize and remember how little I DO know and humble myself accordingly. I must listen in order to love well.
I do know that we must let our HOPE be louder than our heartbreak.
Believers — do you hear me? We must be reminded that light overcomes darkness every single time.
That does not excuse anyone from taking a stand, doing his/her part and grabbing their armor. However, it does mean that as warriors, we RECOGNIZE who the battle is between: not black vs. white, conservatives vs. democrats, upper-class vs. lower class or any of that- but rather good vs evil.
And good will prevail.
May we do what we can, with what we have, where we are. Let us link arms. We are all far more alike than we are different.
“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” -Ephesians 4:32
“And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.” -Luke 6:31