Dear America

Dear America,

 

It’s time we lay aside the petty differences of the color of one’s skin.  Racism is crippling our nation to its core.  I am beyond sick and tired of this absurd mindset.  I am disgusted of the derogatory comments about other nationalities.  It deeply saddens me to find children, teenagers, college students and adults consumed with the indoctrination of racism.

 

The late Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”  My prayer is this dream will no more be an imagination, but a realization.

 

Dear America,

 

It grieves me that many Americans cry, “Judge not,” but are quick to judge the skin tone of another human being.  Jesus said in John 7:24, “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.”  The spiritual immaturity of the American culture is appalling.  Jesus Himself declared not to judge according to man’s appearance, but mankind does it daily.  It’s time to lay aside the sin of racism.

 

Jesus was neither Caucasian, African American, European, Indian, Asian or African.  He was Jewish.  He died on Calvary’s cross for every nation to experience salvation.  The children’s song said it best, “Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world.  Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight—Jesus loves the little children of the world.”

 

Dear America,

 

I believe in one race.  It’s called the human race.  It’s time we stop causing division and start creating unification.  Acts 17:26 says, “And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation.”  If you travel down the genealogical records far enough you’ll discover all nationalities are related.

 

Dear America,

 

I believe we are on the brink of another great spiritual awakening, but racism is one factor holding us from experiencing an outpouring of God’s Spirit.  Do you remember the prophet Jonah?  God called him to go to Nineveh, but he disobeyed.  Jonah harbored racism and hatred in his heart toward the Ninevites.  He refused to share God’s Word.  After Jonah experienced God’s chastisement, He was given a second chance.  When Jonah proclaimed the Word of God to the Ninevites, one of the greatest revivals in human history took place.

 

I believe we can experience another great revival if we lay aside our prejudice views of nationalities and embrace the gospel of Christ.  It’s not about the race of man; it’s about the grace of the God-man!

 

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”  (Declaration of Independence)

#EndRacism

Never Forget

Memorial Day is a hollowed day in the United States of America.  On the last Monday of May, we honor the memory of the individuals who sacrificed their lives while serving in the military and fighting for our freedom.  In 1868, historians have pinpointed the original observance of this holiday as a Decoration Day after the American Civil War.  It was a day set aside to decorate the graves of the deceased soldiers with beautiful flower arrangements.

Today, I am grateful for all those who have served in the Armed Forces of America.  I am thankful for those who have fought in combat, for those who have traveled overseas, for those who have been wounded, for those in administrative positions, for those struggling with loneliness during their service, for those battling illnesses from their service, for those who have be critically injured, for those piloting the aircrafts, for those steering the submarines, for those who have been tortured, for those who have witnessed their comrades die, for the medical staff mending the wounds, and for each soldier who has sacrificed their life so I could enjoy the wonderful liberties of an American citizen.  I will never forget the sacrificial love of each soldier.  Thank you for your service!

Each soldier reminds me of the words of Jesus Christ in John 15:13, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”  Every Memorial Day I am not only reminded of the sacrifice of the soldiers in the American infantry, but I’m also reminded of the greatest sacrifice our world has ever observed when Jesus Christ demonstrated His marvelous, compassionate, lovingkindness towards mankind by dying on the cross of Calvary.

Today, I am eternally grateful for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sacrificial love towards me.  I am thankful for Christ dying on the cross for my sins.  I am thankful for Christ’s blood that has covered all my sins.  I am thankful for Christ’s body that was broken for me.  I am thankful that Christ conquered death, hell and the grave by His glorious resurrection.  I am thankful that Christ has forgiven me of my sins and bestowed upon me eternal life.  I am thankful that heaven is now my eternal home.  I am thankful for the sinless, spotless, sacrificial Lamb of God who can radically transform lives today.

From the great lakes of Minnesota to the rolling hills of Tennessee.  From the great plains of Texas, and from sea to shining sea.  From the city of Detroit down to Houston, and from New York to L.A.  It’s time that we courageously stand and compassionately say:  I am thankful to be a Christian where at least I know I’m eternally free.  I will never forget the Christ who died and gave that right to me!  I will gladly stand up and defend His Word still today because there is no doubt I love the Lord.  May God richly bless the United States of America!