Matt. 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God.”
I am praying for one man or woman to become a peacemaker in Ferguson. There is a lot of hurt and wrongdoing there. However, if the right person decided to make a difference, he or she could change all of that. This person needs to be an African-American. A caucasian doesn’t understand and can’t relate to the feelings stirring in Ferguson. I pray for someone who esteems their country and fellow-man. Someone who is action oriented, progress driven and above all a peacemaker.
Ferguson urgently needs a catalyst, who will take the moral high ground and work towards making life better for those who live in Ferguson. This person elevates the justice system and its processes. While advocating, to increase the voice of the black community, by adding more African-American police officers and government officials. At the same time, creating a better community for everyone living there.
We need to honor the expressed wishes of the Brown family for peace, while maintaining a law-abiding and respectful attitude towards those who protect and serve us. A sense of duty and integrity should be established, to safeguard our fellow mans property and livelihood. We need to preserve authority and the laws meant to protect us and our families. Let’s unite and pray for our leaders, regardless of political affiliation or race. We are all part of the human race.
2 Chronicles 7:14 ” If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
Thankfully, in America we have the right to speak out against oppression and injustices. However, we should do so in a peaceful and civilized manner. Our goal should always be to unify and improve our circumstances and those of our brothers and sisters. Looting and rioting only distances and divides us as a nation. We are blessed to have a multitude of examples of peaceful protesters, who were able to change the course of history.