Charleston: A City on a Hill
In our home state this past week, we have seen the worst of humanity and the best of it. From the horrific murders in Mother AME to the victims' family members telling the killer "We forgive you." These families have reminded us that at the heart of everything we believe is a person who died on a Cross for His enemies. He prayed for the very people that were killing Him and said "Father forgive them, they do not know what they are doing."
These families are leading the way down a forgotten path, that radical change is not through violence, protests or voting people in and out of office. To change the world is to follow the One who died for the people who hated Him, modeling His life through sacrifice.
The overwhelming love and forgiveness we have witnessed has shaken the world and long held beliefs to begin removing a divisive symbol from our State Capitol. What has taken place in just seven days I didn't believe could happen in my lifetime. Through all the sadness, we've also seen a great light, a light burning so brightly by God's Grace 'as I trust shall never be put out.'
Jesus said, "You are the light of the world-a city on a hill that cannot be hidden... so let your light shine for all the world to see, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."
Glorify God and Enjoy Him Forever!