If I'm not working, you can probably find me in my backyard. It's not too hot and humid, and it's not too cold and damp. North Texas has the perfect temperature briefly, so I fully take advantage of these days. It's been nice watching the sunset every night instead of TV and God has been reminding me of His Everlasting Love, which I need to be reminded of daily.
The LORD’S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.
2020 has been a heavy year. We had alot of personal trials within our church; before and during COVID 19, then the whole Coronavirus thing, then the racial injustice with our American family. To be honest, I love my friends of color, but I was still so unaware of how far back and how deep it goes. Their hearts have always been heavy living in fear, and now mine has been heavy briefly just having a glimpse of what they go through on a day to day basis. I pray now that they'll forgive me and us for not reailizing it or turning a blind eye to the injustice. I pray we become aware by listening and start standing up for them. It's about loving our neighbors. Jesus commands us too. It's an overflowing of our love for God. If we truly love Him with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength, then why wouldn't we love our neighbors as ourself? It's not about putting our whiteness on them. It's not about making them think and feel and live like us. It's about listening to them, and accepting them as equals and loving them as equals.
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'