“The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.” ~ Tertullian
Facing the end of their lives, some people wonder if they have made a difference, wonder if they even matter.
When I learned of the heinous crime committed in Charleston, I tried to pray, but the usual words just seemed to ring hollow. The proper words just weren’t there. People were hurting, grieving, angry about what had just happened. What should I say? What should I ask for? I found myself praying that God would somehow glorify His name through a seemingly senseless tragedy, crime.
Across our country, instead of seeing more hate and violence, something incredible seems to be happening. Love, forgiveness, a coming together in heartbreak and healing, trying to make sense of everything.
People are defying the cry of “Fool!” as they fulfill Jesus’ commands in Matthew chapter 5. Joy is filling the spirits of the broken-hearted.
In Isaiah 54:17, the LORD says “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness is from Me.”
Susie Jackson; Sharonda Coleman-Singleton; DePayne Doctor, Ethel Lance, Daniel Simmons Sr., Clementa Pinckney, Cynthia Hurd, and Tywanza Sanders can stand in glory today and boldly say praise God, our lives mattered.
God save America.