Due to the recent events of the wrongful death of George Floyd, I must confess that today’s Life Key was a real challenge for me to write. Our hearts ache for his family and the families of those who have been the victim of systemic racism in this nation.

To deny that racism exists in this nation is perhaps where the problem begins. Sadly, racism is alive and well in the year of 2020. When there are injustices in our world, one would hope that those in a position to affect change would respond justly.

For most people, however, a normal default is just to keep quiet and try not to make any waves. It’s always easier to do nothing in a difficult time than it is to do something.

But I believe God is looking for people who will take the right initiative to bring about positive change in this nation. As Christians, we should boldly stand together against the spirit of hatred and racism in America.

The nation right now is hurting and in an uproar! There is a crisis within a crisis, and we need God to intervene like never before. To many people, prayer unfortunately has been an excuse for inactivity in the face of injustice. The truth of the matter is all Christian pursuits of justice begin here.

Jesus taught us to pray: “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Prayer is always the first action. Then as we yield to the Holy Spirit, He will show us how to respond constructively and not destructively!

Let’s continue to pray and take appropriate actions.

Scripture Focus:

“If we hate others, we are living and walking in the dark. We don’t know where we are going, because we can’t see in the dark.”– 1 John 2:11 (CEV)