I have been struggling with what to say about the recent avoidable death of George Floyd. I can’t stomach to watch the video of his murder and I am broken hearted for this world. I try to teach my children to love others as themselves and to not judge a person by the outside but how they are on the inside, that is what matters.
I can’t believe that in the year 2020 we are still fighting a race battle. I can’t believe there are people living in fear simply because of the color of their skin. How can that be?
As a mother I think that kids absorb everything that goes on around them and that they learn how to be and act towards others. Not everyone has been blessed by parents like mine who showed love to all those around them and it didn’t matter what color, gender, abilities or disabilities or financial status you have. Now my children also are blessed to be taught that but not everyone is so lucky. I have no clue what kind of upbringing others have had to make them feel the way they feel towards others. I try to teach those I know by my actions and words.
So I have been praying for our country and world and trying to figure out what to say. Then one night I got a recommendation for a movie I might like on Hulu called The Cokeville Miracle. This is about the power of prayer and that hatred will not change anything but prayer can.
An outcry for change has come from so many deaths but George Floyd’s horrible death, on camera has pushed people to their limits. Now we have protests, riots, looting and more deaths. People are filled with hate and anger but where does that get us? No where good.
So if you are feeling anger, hatred, sadness, fear, or anything pray on it. Ask God to help us change, to help us be better. Change apparently will not happen over night or even in a year from now but change can happen one person at a time. Each of us can choose to be better, to act better. Please don’t doubt the power of prayer and try to believe in miracles because prayers do get answered and miracles do happen.
To all those who are hurting right now please know that I am praying for us all and I won’t stop. May God hear our cries, and help make our country and world a better and safer place.
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