What does it mean to love and not to hate? The recent images we have seen are horrific and the real pain caused to people is worse. Like you, I am disturbed, brokenhearted, and deeply grieved.
The life of George Floyd was ended by those charged to serve and protect him who failed in their duty. Every person deserves safety and protection because every person is made in the image of God and has inherent value.
As Phillip Holmes has written “we all should be uncomfortable about injustice in our country and face the reality that America has a race problem. It is uncomfortable. Unless we are willing to love we will remain comfortable.” Pray that the Lord will show us what uncomfortable love looks like.
You will benefit from our discussion on [email protected] with Vanessa Hawkins, our women’s ministry director and Chris Williams, our Director of Young Professionals. (Here is the link to the discussion.)
Join me in standing together with each member of our body. When one member suffers we all suffer. Join us as we grieve recent racial violence and seek the Lord for healing, equality, and unity in our nation.
—Mike Hearon, Lead Pastor