I want to acknowledge what’s happening in the world today. Right now. Billions of people have been talking about Covid 19 and the Coronavirus non stop for months. We’re literally so sick of it that most everyone I’ve talked to have said, "I don’t want to have any more conversations about it. I’m done."
Now the media cycle has shifted to a horrific tragedy of a racial injustice. And people from every corner of the globe are watching this new hell unfold.
Let me encourage you in this moment.
You have EVERY RIGHT to be exhausted. Tired of bad news. Suffering from what to believe anymore. Suffering for your faith and suffering the question that pops up for you, where is God? It’s ok to admit that we struggle.
But I’m here to plead with you. Don’t give up!! We’re almost there. I know it feels like this may be a knockout punch. Like you can’t take anymore of this and Jesus just needs to come and take you now, and he’s coming soon we know that...But until then, we cannot turn our backs on what God says about us and how we are to respond when we agree or EVEN when we don’t agree with what is being said or reported. Either way. No one is going to always see eye to eye with every single other person. God knows this. He’s asked us to Love anyway. LOVE ANYWAY. Love others. No matter what.
Why is it important to love people when we don’t agree with them or their opinion or their actions? Because Jesus said so. He said, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another” John 13:34 NIV.
When Jesus commanded us to love others, He didn’t say that we had to agree .
Here's something else: God loves and wants diversity in UNITY.
John 17: 21 NLT
“I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.”
I want you to know. We see you. We hear you. We ARE you. We are NOT forgetting by moving on and talking about other things. We are looking forward. We agree with with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as we have “been to the Mountaintop, and see a much brighter future ahead”. God Bless us all.