Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Shepastor: "Truth is Marching..."

"...And you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free." John 8:32 NASB

"What is truth?" This question has dogged the minds of philosophers and the everyday individual for centuries. Truth, it would appear, seems to be subject to individual perspectives. For the people of God, however, Jesus teaches us that "truth" is found in abiding in His word (John 8:31).

During these painful, difficult days when our Nation has been rocked to the core, God's people are being called upon and looked to for comfort, wisdom and guidance. What shall we say? What shall we do?

We must not ignore the realities of inequity, injustice, racism and hatred. We must speak truth to power, encourage peaceful protest, informed voting and clear, open minded dialogue. We must encourage the study of God's Word, history regarding American systems that produced and continues to perpetuate societal, psychological and economic oppression of certain sets of people...we must put love into action by working together to demand change. We parish for a lack of knowledge.

We must not use empty words and religious rhetoric during times that demand more pointed applications found in God's Word that calls for specific acts of justice, mercy and humility.

We must not retreat to our "crystal cathedrals," but we must engage in community efforts to bridge divides between those who struggle to see life through another's eyes...Times like these call for extraordinary efforts of courage, love, faith, and action.

May we remain in prayer for all of the families that are grieving...minority men and women, killed due to racial profiling, hyper vigilance and excessive force against them at the hands of some rogue police as well as the giving, caring, selfless, dedicated public servants/policemen who gave their lives, protecting those who were protesting...

In the beauty of the lilies
Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom
That transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy,
Let us live to make men free;
[originally …let us die to make men free]
While God is marching on.
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
While God is marching on.
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Until next Wednesday,
In Faith, Hope and Perseverance,
Pastor Chris

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