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Lives Matter

January 23, 2017

We were all created in the image of God. Therefore, all lives matter; regardless of skin color. There must be a place in society where justice becomes equal, regardless of race, creed, or color. Justice must be interpreted as it was originally intended in the western symbol of Lady Justice, “The scales of justice, also known as Lady Justice, represent the sought-after fairness and impartiality in the execution of the law.” Lady Justice is blindfolded to represent her impartiality in matters of justice and the law. (http://www.reference.com/world-view/scales-justice-represent)

It is with this in mind that we must move to embrace justice in it’s truest meaning. The application of the law must be equal for both the citizens it protects, and the police officers sworn to uphold it. Both have a moral obligation and a social obligation to operate within the confines of the law and all that it represents.. As Christians, we must recognize and obey the laws of God as well as those of the land.

As citizens it is necessary that police officers and citizens obey the same laws of God and the land. God’s law applies to officers and citizens alike “thou shall not kill”. In order for the family’s affected by offense’s committed by law enforcement to receive a fair trial, we have to break the cycle of police officer reviews of criminal conduct being conducted by fellow law enforcement.

When officers are killed or wounded, the country place officers on a nation wide manhunt. When officers loose their lives, they are placed on a pedestal to validate how great a person they were. When citizens are killed by officers, their negative background surfaces. We have to realize, there’s some good in everyone. All officers or citizens are not bad. This division between officers and citizens will always be an open wound until we return to God’s commandments: “Thou shall love the Lord thy God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and Prophets. (Matthew 22:37-40) There is hope and healing in repenting and turning back to God. We need to embrace Dr. King’s dream “to live in a nation where people won’t be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character”.

Death leaves a hole in the families hearts that only God can mend. When officers loose a fellow officers, death brings on anger, retaliation and hurt. Why would families of slain citizens not feel the same anger, retaliation and hurt? The difference is ‘citizens are convicted and sentenced to harsh penalties. Whereas, officers are often placed on paid administrative leave and tried by fellow officers. There is a God that sits high and looks low. There is nothing covered that won’t be uncovered; nothing hidden that won’t be revealed. Every wrongdoer will have to stand accountable for their actions here on earth.

We need to realize that ‘life is uncertain but death is certain’. When I hear of a life being taken, it makes me realize the value of life. Before we head out the door, make sure we have given our life to Christ. If death should call our names, we know that we will reside with Christ and not lift up our eyes in hell. “And it came to pass, that the beggar died and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man died and was buried. And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom”. (Luke 16:22-23) Don’t gamble with your soul. If you have not given your life to Christ, what is holding you back? Time is running out for playing and hoping we don’t go to Hell. Be sure of your Salvation because “no man can pray from the grave”.

Prayer: Father, we ask You to replace hate with love. Replace misunderstanding with understanding. Unite us so close that one cannot fall without the other. Bring us all on one accord. We ask You to draw out sinners. Bless them to realize that they have a soul to be lost or a soul to be saved. Father, we thank You for sending Your Only Begotten Son to die for us and to forgive us of our sins.

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One Comment
  1. Great post, I wish more would come to the realization that love outweighs hate every time!

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