Good Day, Beautiful People!
People are entitled to their opinions. Doesn’t mean we have to follow what the crowd do. The world is fractured filled with angry, broken, hurt, lost and forgotten people. Love this saying, “We are here to heal and not to harm. We are here to love and not to hate. We are here to create and not destroy.”
If we stop, consider and think first, most of us will not leash out in reaction and respond in a level head way. Apply Godly wisdom in all situations.
Sometimes, we may not even like our leaders or even feel that they’re unfit for the role. The truth is the Creator of the universe does not need our approval. He can choose who he wants for His purpose. We often discount people base on the exterior and not the heart. Remember these:
The Lord can control a king’s mind as he controls a river; he can direct it as he pleases. -Proverbs 21:1 NCV
Surely you know. Surely you have heard. Surely from the beginning someone told you. Surely you understand how the earth was created. God sits on his throne above the circle of the earth, and compared to him, people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the skies like a piece of cloth and spreads them out like a tent to sit under. He makes rulers unimportant and the judges of this world worth nothing. They are like plants that are placed in the ground, like seeds that are planted. As soon as they begin to grow strong, he blows on them and they die, and the wind blows them away like chaff. God, the Holy One, says, “Can you compare me to anyone? Is anyone equal to me?” Look up to the skies. Who created all these stars? He leads out the army of heaven one by one and calls all the stars by name. Because he is strong and powerful, not one of them is missing. –Isaiah 40:21-26 NCV
All of you must yield to the government rulers. No one rules unless God has given him the power to rule, and no one rules now without that power from God. –Romans 13:1 NCV
Hope this serve as a kind reminder, just because a Christian won’t support something, doesn’t mean that they hate the people involved in it. Choose the high road and stop the nasty naming, blaming and throwing stones, especially Christian Leaders must lead by example. It is good to be sensitive and gracious to give people space and time to heal, dream, build, pray, love again. Be the salt and light, continue to shine brightly in the darkness of your spheres.
O Lets together let people know that we are listening. May this not just be a facebook post but a quality of character that defines us!
To my Muslim friends – if you can find no one who will treat you with respect or welcome you with love, I will.
To my Hispanic friends – if you find yourself with nowhere to go or no one to help you or your family, I will.
To my LGBTQ friends – if you feel alone or lost and wondering who will stand up for you, I will.
To my Black friends – if you wonder if anyone will value your life, I will.
You are my friends, my neighbors, my family. Even if no one else will hear you, apologize or help, I will.
– Shad McNeil
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