My thoughts on Ferguson
I have been very disappointed with what I've seen on the News lately. Between CNN and Fox News, I've easily become frustrated. I've strolled down my Facebook News Feed and felt the same frustration. Between the verdict of the Michael Brown case and the riots I am convinced that our country desperately need God. Though it was upsetting to hear the verdict, it was even more upsetting to see the violence that followed. Individuals were breaking into liquor stores, stealing and setting cars on fire. In what world does two wrongs make a right? In what world does violence solve anything?
My news feed has been filled with hash tags: #JUSTICEFORMICHAELBOWN. #NOJUSTICENOPEACE. While we are calling for justice the riots and violence continues, while we are calling on justice, another unarmed teen is shot. In all this we’ve forgotten God. We have completely taken God out the equation. Instead of calling on Jesus we are seeking justice from man. Instead of praying for peace, we are creating chaos.
In several different scripture, many different times in the bible we are advised to call on Jesus. Romans 10:13 says: “for whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” we need saving. We are drowning in sin and with hands stretched out we need to call for help so we may be saved. Why be burden down with a broken system? Why be disappointed by a system that continues to fail you. Psalm 55: 22 say “Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.” These are very clear instructions. God is saying “let me handle this for you, allow me.” Allow the Lord to fight your battles for you. Do not presume to take matter into your own hands. Look at the corruption taking place in Ferguson; a result of them “taking matter into their own hands.”
Finally, I’ve saw a lot of people express their concerns for their children growing up in such a corrupt system, "a system that is design to fail us." My advice to you is to first have no fear. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7. Secondly I urge you to rise Godly, respectable, well-educated men of God. Teach them to respect the law. I clearly remember watching CNN when the public was awaiting the verdict. I could hardly hear the reporter because blasting in the background was the song “Fuck Da Police.” By N.W.A. Please, I urge you young men and women; do not poison your minds with lyrics that can and will be detrimental. The Police represents the law and the law is design to maintain order and because we serve a God of order, it is our job to obey and respect the Law. It is in my opinion that if Michael Brown obeyed the Law, from the store he robbed to the time the police pulled him over, things would have turned out differently.
How do we stand for what is right? We call on Jesus, give him all our worries and he will fight our battles for us. How do we protect our children “Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 …and just leave the rest up to God.