Editor's Note: This letter has been prepared with the current crisis (as of 6/3/2020) in mind. We realize it hardly “covers all the bases”, but hopefully will be a letter you can use to reach out and encourage your church family during this difficult time. We are praying for the peace of God to prevail, and unity, within the Body of Christ so we can lead the way.
Dear Church Family,
Like you, my heart breaks with the brutal death of George Floyd.
The issue of racism has raged in this country for decades, and as we can see, it is still something that rips and tears at the heart of anyone who believes in the value of every God-created human being.
The Word of God makes it clear that Jesus looked far beyond the color of skin, or societal “norms” of even that day as He so often stopped to minister to the broken, downtrodden and rejected ones.
One of the most powerful scriptures I can think of sharing with you is one that most of you can quote by heart because it is IN your heart and it is this: John 3:16 (KJV) 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.