I mean that in the best sense of the word, “family.” We are family, red and yellow, black and white, we are precious in his sight. Jesus loves his children all over the world. In our scripture this week, Micah pictured a court of law with Israel on trial before the Lord. God asked, “What have I done to you? I have done nothing but good to Israel, and have been repaid with rejection and rebellion.” Then God tells the people “remember” and He lists all that He has done for his people. So, the people reply, “What do you want me to do?” The prophet Micah asks this most crucial question in the midst of injustice and violence in 8th century B.C.E. Judean society. Seems society hasn’t changed and God’s challenge is the same to us in May 2020. God’s requires us: “To do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” Do Justly means to act in a just, fair way toward others. Treat them as you would want to be treated. Love Kindness is not to just show mercy, but love mercy; to give the kindness and mercy you want to receive from others. Walk Humbly. Don’t just act humbly. Humility must be in your heart and overflow in every act you perform. Black lives matter. All lives matter. And God calls each of us to a ministry of reconciliation with God and with our neighbor. We don’t need a new leader to rise us to lead our country, we have such a leader: God.
Heed His word. Praying for the healing of our nation, Linda