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Cease Fire

July 25, 2016

In the past couple of years, there has been enough killing to last a century. Everyone wants their sons, fathers, uncles and brothers to come home. No one should feel unsafe to travel throughout this Country. According to a Good Morning America report, two Austin police officers are now under investigation after dash cam video shows one of the officers throwing a black teacher to the ground. Why should tax payers continue paying officer salary’s while they are placed on “paid administrative leave”? The Country cannot heal while corrupt officers are running rampant and slamming citizens to the ground. This behavior is abuse of power, it indicates an unacceptable level of training and behavior that is completely unprofessional for a trained police officer. If Americans continue to allow this behavior, bad officers will only bring grief, shame and lawsuits to the cities and the departments. It is clear there are laws in place to protect officers, and rightly so, but I have to ask, what laws are being put in place to protect America’s citizens?

Officers killing citizens and citizens killing officers. This madness must stop. People that have never been black for one hour are trying to explain ‘why citizens are killing officers and officers are killing citizens. A person of another race cannot comprehend the struggle until you have been harassed, illegal searched, beaten, arrested, shot down while being unarmed. People just want the police to be fair, issue citations, make arrest when there is probable cause and allow their relatives to come home after driving to the local store or after a hard day of work. People would rather visit their relatives in jail than visit them at the cemetery.

When officers join the police force, they know the dangers that come with the job. Citizens don’t expect to killed because of a busted tail light. In defense of officers, their family members expect and want their love-ones to come home after their shift is over. Freda Payne wrote a song back in the 70’s entitled “Bring the Boys Home”. This song will be the appropriate theme for today. When death plucks a love one from our family, it shatters our hearts into small pieces. Both parties are reacting to the pain. It’s like: you killed one of ours, and now, we are going to kill one of yours. This insanity must stop here! There’s too many wars going on abroad for us to be fighting a war on American soil. We need to pause from the shootings, abuse, sit down, discuss the situation, reach for love and compassion before reaching for a gun. “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord; though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” (Isaiah 1:18) There is a difference between respect and fear. Respect is earned. In order to obtain respect; we must respect others, ourselves and carry ourselves with integrity.

Prayers: Precious Lord, as we travel through this evil and barren land, we ask You to guide us Great Jehovah and feed us with Bread from Heaven. We are weak but Thou art mighty; hold us with Thou powerful hand. We ask You to comfort every bereaved family. Replace hate with love, misunderstanding with understanding. In Your word, You said to be angry but sin not. Forgive us of our sins. Bring us to the knowledge of You. Help us to remember that vengeance belongs to You and You have no favoritism and every person will reap what they sown. Lord, as we lift You up, look upon this earth with compassion. Touch, regulate and reconcile hearts back to You; for the wages of sins is death but the gift of God is eternal life. As we plant and water the seed of repentance, we ask You to draw, increase sinners back to You.

 

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One Comment
  1. Amen!! Amen!! Amen!!

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