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Deeper than Color

My heart hurts today for the many people who are hurting, broken, and in great need.  My heart calls out on behalf of those that are lost in a consuming darkness.

Across the nation, we have watched the unfolding story of Officer Wilson and Michael Brown.  There is much I could say, but I will leave most of it unsaid.

It saddens me to see so many people (on both sides of the story) caught up in a race blame game in a an issue that never should have been about the color of skin in the first place.

This situation reveals how true it is that “man looks on the outside” (yes, even in 2014). We ought to be praying, friends, that God gives us eyes like His – that see beyond the surface and to the heart (1 Samuel 16:7). When everything else is stripped away, the heart proves to be consistent in character (Jeremiah 17:9-10).

No matter who we are, what we look like, or our backgrounds we are the same in that we all share the need for a Savior.  That’s the big picture.

Join me in praying for Ferguson and the surrounding St. Louis cities today.  Pray for the black, white, innocent, guilty, violent, peacemakers… ALL that are touched by this situation. Pray with me for a place that is filled with people that Christ loves and came to save.

Be bold. Shine His light, fellow Christ-follower, in the darkness.

[Jesus said,] “ I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.”

John 12:46

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