"Take away from Me the noise of your songs,
For I will not hear the melody of your stringed instruments.
But let justice run down like water,
And righteousness like a mighty stream." Amos 5:23,24 (NKJV)
(Black Lives Do Matter)
What??!! My brother, my grandsons, my son-in-law, or my nephews;
in the wake of Black Lives Matter, I'm just naming a few.
Any of them could have been Rayshsard Brooks, Ahmaud Arbery or George Floyd.
We could have been the family pleading with God to fill our heart's void.
The whole situation is wrong on every level.
We need to realize - "We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against
principalities..." in other words, the Prince of Darkness - the Devil.
He comes to steal, kill, and destroy.
As he snuffs out the lives of your young black men, he trues to steal our joy.
I agree with the songwriter, "I'm taking back everything the devil stole from me".
We're taking back our joy, strength, our family, and our dignity.
This will only be resolved through prayer, communication, respect and love for one another.
It is of course, our job to look out for our sister and our brother- no matter what color.
When the finally happens, our black men will no longer fear for their lives.
Nor question whether they'll return home to their mothers, children and wives.
Until that day, we will continue to look to Jesus for the victory.
Because when its all said and done, the Lord gets ALL the glory.
Written by Tina Smith