Prior to posting another blog this Wednesday, Deidre and I wanted to respond to the horrific weekend happenings in Charlottesville, VA. We always encourage others to “let their light shine” in sharing God’s love to others. How different when that light comes from tiki torches to reflect hate instead. This Facebook poem by Terri Caldwell perfectly reflects our prayer for our country:
Brothers and sisters here we stand, united together hand in hand.
Let’s build our nation, not tear it apart; let love guide us from the heart.
Father, forgive us for the brokenness in our land.
Show us how to heal and lend a helping hand.
Give us eyes of mercy, eyes full of grace, to make this nation a better place.
May Your compassion fill our souls, because only God can make us whole.
We surrender our pain, our sadness and fear . . . God please be very near!
Comfort the broken-hearted and all who mourn, this world is divided and very torn.
Put us back together as only You can. Make us One Nation Under God,
As united we stand!
Sue and Deidre