Speak to injustice and declare what the Word says.May 28, 2020
I have a heavy heart. So many of us do. We have seen injustice with our own eyes. We have seen one man take the life of another. We are angry. We are pissed because this should not be happening.
The death of George Floyd - and the countless others - should not have happened. We are grieved. What happened in the mid-west is terrible. The heart of our country is pierced.
And we should also be sickened, because as quick as unity began to rally over this injustice it was squashed with negative voices bringing division and hate. This a cancer and we need healing.
There is only one person who can bring healing and that is Jesus.
We all need Jesus.
He died for all of this…Ephesians 2:14 says "Our reconciling “Peace” is Jesus! He has made Jew and non-Jew one in Christ. By dying as our sacrifice, he has broken down every wall of prejudice that separated us and has now made us equal through our union with Christ”.
God we declare that you have broken down every wall, you have torn down the separation among us. You have made us equal through Christ. Lord, we receive your unity. We receive your reconciliation. We receive what Jesus paid for at the cross.
Yesterday morning as I scrolled through the news on my phone I cried. Then before my feet hit the floor my face turned to heaven and I asked God, what do I do.
He said pray for peace.
All day as thoughts would enter my mind, as twitter would remind me of what was happening, and I saw social media posts on all of it I simply declared peace.
That may seem like the easy way out and I told God the same thing. Isn’t there more I should do.
Then God dropped Psalm 85:8 into my heart. I ran to get my Bible and it said "Now I’ll listen carefully for your voice and wait to hear whatever you say. Let me hear your promise of peace— the message every one of your godly lovers longs to hear. Don’t let us in our ignorance turn back from following you.”
It reiterated I needed to just do what God was asking ME to do.
Pray for peace.
One of the names for Jesus is Prince of Peace. So when we pray for peace we pray for Jesus to show up.
To silence the storm raging.
Peace is the promise we want. Peace is our longing.
But not just peace.
This morning as I sought God about what to share in today’s Word Drop. I heard restoration and unity.
And then in my quiet time God gave me this verse: 2 Corinthians 13:11, Finally, beloved friends, be cheerful! Repair whatever is broken among you, as your hearts are being knit together in perfect unity. Live continually in peace, and God, the source of love and peace, will mingle with you.
May we be knit together in perfect unity. May we live continually in peace with love for each other.
May every wall of division, of prejudice, of separation be broken down in Jesus name.
When are we going to change who we listen to? When are we going to put our faces to the floor and ask what God has to say about all of this?
His words to me were to pray for peace. So I declare that over you, over me, over our nation and over our world today.
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