A bruised reed He will not break, and a smoldering wick He will not extinguish, till He leads justice to victory.In His name the nations will put their hope ( Mathew 12:21).
Indeed we are living in unprecedented times! It has been disturbing to see the images of the over worked essential care workers, single families fighting through daily battles of job loss and poverty and we dare not forget to mention the homeless population. Our Nation and our world is being shaken to its very core. As we can see this virus has affected every class of people on the planet without prejudice. Even though the virus has not shown discrimination or favoritism. However, what has become apparent is that some people are. And I write this as a way to express my frustration at a system that still has not resolved the issues of racism, classism in our country. How could this be happening now during this horrific pandemic era. Our prejudices towards different classes or races of peoples should not effect our decision to help hurting people. We have to ask ourselves would Jesus discriminate. The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit (Psalm 34:18), Jesus came to help hurting people. In times of crisis we should band together in support of one another. For without that type of unity during a national crisis we could destroy each other way before a pandemic does. We all should make it our mission during these challenging times to lay aside our hatred. But, in addition to putting aside our hatreds, we need also to work toward reconciliation of the grievances and rid our society of the foul prejudices that plague our communities. Christ came to reconcile man back to God. In John 3:16 notice what it says, For God so loved the world. Jesus did not discriminate and neither should we ever when it comes helping hurting. Today, we have a choice to make as whether we will be ministers of reconciliation bringing people together or agents of death and confusion creating chaos instead peace and unity. In closing I leave you with this quote from Nelson Mandela, We must work together ensure the equitable of wealth,opportunity,and power in our society . Nelson Mandela
Grace & Peace