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Rise & Shine - With Prayer: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6
I open with that verse this morning because it is important to know that we should not be afraid, everything problem that we present to God will be heard.
Yesterday, when I found out yesterday about the shooting in Las Vegas I went onto twitter and facebook to ask that we spend our time in prayer for the victims and America, that the day was not about politics.
We are a nation filled with hate, and hate drove this one individual to be filled with evil. And hate created attacks against my request for us to pray for these victims, these fellow Americans. The left attacked me with vicious words of hate. I have never seen so much hate before in this nation, hate drives the political debate, hate drives the vicious attack on prayer, and hate drives a nation to attack fellow Americans. Hate is running rampant in our communities, pitting American against American to danger points, as we saw on Monday in Las Vegas.
Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
I use this quote from Martin Luther King because it is very true and should be thought about every time someone attacks you with hate. Remember this quote the next time someone puts you down because you pray. The next time someone doesn't agree with your political point of view. Or when you have a problem with a family member or neighbor. When someone throws hate at you respond better. Don't go to the low point and throw hate back at them.
So many people are in the ER rooms in Las Vegas from yesterdays shooting. Pray for their healing - physical, mental and spiritual. A lot of things happened on that Monday of October 2nd, but hate and politics has to be kicked to the curb and be replaced with prayer, love and hope. Amen?