I am sure many of you stand with me in the lament of our world’s happenings lately. If you find yourself like me, experiencing more heaviness of heart, or having more questions than answers, one thing remains certain, that I find my comfort and solace in the Scriptures. It is in times like these, that I believe we are all invited to deeper levels of faith, trust, and communication with our Creator. God being our sustainer, is always and ever ready to widen our scope of understanding in God’s ways. While I cannot reconcile greed, poverty, mass gun shootings, here in the U.S. and cities burning and nations at war as is the case with Israel and Palestine, to name a few things I wrestle with, let me invite you along with me to abide deeper in God. I want to invite us all to be still enough to hear what both the Scriptures and God are saying through the Holy Spirit for the perilous times we find ourselves in. Looking upward to heaven, let us allow the Holy Spirit to offer deeper revelation, and move us to greater offerings of forgiveness, tolerance, and love for ourselves and our neighbor. Find pockets of peace and joy where you can. I could offer a deep critical analysis of the complexities of political alliances, and historical contexts to conflicts among us, but none of that would be appropriate. The Spirit of the Lord is calling us to pray more fervently and love more aggressively. Take heart in our God who rules and reigns, and in the power of God’s WORD. I invite you to meditate on this scriptural text written by the Psalmist, David, Psalm 9 verses 18-20.
18 “For the needy shall not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the poor perish forever.
19 Rise up, O Lord! Do not let mortals prevail; let the nations be judged before you. 20 Put them in fear, O Lord; let the nations know that they are only human. Selah
Be well brothers and Sisters.
Yours In Christ,
Shivonne | CEO