Today God placed on my heart to talk about the events and craziness in the world, even though I like to classify myself as the person who goes beyond the war boundaries and serves both sides. I am a white woman, so automatically, people become prejudice against me and sometimes racist against me. Please know, first know that I am sorry that hate, racism, and assumptions still reign over love and basic kindness. I am sorry that this world bases your worth on the color of your skin or how much money you make, or even how able you are. I am sorry that Christians have been accused of being judgmental know it alls who are just watching you fail. Please know that I do not believe any of these things.
I was raised in a loving Christian home, where we were taught to see people build relationships with people based on personality. We were also raised that We need to reflect Jesus and be His hands and feet. Passing love rather than prejudice and learning that everyone has worth.
There are moments that I have been bullied and made inferior. My hair is red and from one loved one, made me feel like it wasn’t as beautiful as others. I have brown eyes, and I was made to feel my eyes were being brown were less striking as the blue eyes that most of my cousins had. I have been picked on because I have a lisp and forced to say Julius Caeser repeatedly just to have the other person laugh at how differently I said it. I have been teased. After all, I wore the same clothes a couple days a week because my family had a tight budget.
Forgiveness is never easy, but it is essential to be able to live.
My family has been outcasts because of my wonderful little sister has special needs. As humans, we see differences as leprosy and worry if its contagious and how it will affect someone else. I have friends who wanted me to swear, drink, and many other things because my lack of need to do these makes them uncomfortable.
Right now, the world is crazy. However, I urge you to pray for our world. Pray to God that he will remove the anger and hurt, that more people will turn to him. Pray that God’s voice and love will rain down and comfort the families who are fighting. Pray for people like me who are scared of the future and that their voices will be silenced because of other louder, angry people. Pray for God to mend wounds, and that Forgiveness is reinforced.
God loves you, God sees you, and God knows our hurting. The only cure for racism and prejudice is love. And true love is given through God. Only God can send love and peace. Only God can send compassion and kindness.
I beg you, fellow humans, please don’t expect everyone to pick sides. Some of us are needed in the middle, sharing love and kindness to the soldiers fighting on. Know that we see you and we love you. We would love to have a meal with you and discuss everything under the moon with you. And maybe we won’t be best friends, but we will show each other respect.
The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights. For the director of music. On my stringed instruments.
TTFN and God Bless You and Keep you