While watching television the other night, my regular program was interrupted with an announcement from the St. Louis County prosecutor informing the public of the long awaited grand jury verdict in the case of the young man Michael Brown who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
Based on the length of the announcement prior to making the final announcement, we already knew where it was going. My first thought was to pray. Then all I could do was ask that we lift the family of Mike Brown and the city of Ferguson, Missouri in prayer. We must also lift the nation in prayer because this is only the beginning of what’s to come.
Sadly, the issue of race relations is becoming the focus in this country and in so many ways, it seems like we are going backwards in time instead of forward. As though nothing has changed but is only getting worse. There is a lack of respect not only for the President, the people of this country, but for any person regardless of race who have endured an injustice at no fault of their own.
Trayvon Martin’s family endured a heavy burden and now Michael Brown’s family is experiencing the same. I pray for peace that surpasses all understanding, comfort, strength, wisdom, no violence, disturbances, or anything that will disrespect the memory and honor of the son of the Brown family. They truly deserve our prayers and support during this time of sadness and uncertainty.
I couldn’t help but re-post an image I used a few years ago with another post that I found to serve as a gentle reminder and let those know who have been affected by tragedy, who have experienced a painful loss, or have lost loved ones, that you are in our thoughts and prayers. I pray it brings some peace and comfort.
While we may never understand any of this, we serve a mighty, mighty, God. He is all-knowing. Prayers of the righteous avail much. God hears, sees, and knows all. His will be done. He WILL send the answer.
To the city of Ferguson, the family of Michael Brown, and the nation, we are praying for you. God is faithful. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. #Ferguson
Be blessed! -JD
Hebrews 4:16 “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (KJV)