What Justice Looks Like – Ending Racism in America
This last weekend over 10,000 Believers gathered at Stone Mountain, Georgia, to “repent of the past sins of racism, affirm the Church’s leadership role in overcoming our nation’s divisive past, and commit to a new unity as believers. Both the location and date of such an event were historic. In 1915, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) burnt its first cross in public on the top of Stone Mountain, and nearly 55 years ago to the date of OneRace Stone Mountain, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered his famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech in which he dreamt freedom would one day ring from Stone Mountain. ‘Where in 1915 they started burning crosses to the ground, we’re changing that now,’ said Billy Humphrey, co-director of OneRace. ‘Reconciliation is not a matter of a moment but a matter of a movement. It takes time, intentionality and turning hearts toward one another. We are starting that today.’”1
“From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.” (Acts 17:26; NIV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
If you harbor any resentment in your heart toward any people group other than your own, run to the throne of grace! Your repentance will receive forgiveness from the Father.
Decide that you will be a part of the healing, not the hurt; the blessings, not the curses. (Will Ford)
Intercede for unity among the races in America.
Intercede for people and/or situations you are aware of where there is injustice due to prejudice and racism.
We must be intentional to end racism. Is there someone from another nationality or with different colored skin that you can serve today in a practical way? Go show them God’s love.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, I bare my heart before You and ask You to expose any place where I harbor resentment or preconceived notions about people of other races. I will gladly repent! Change my thinking. I shake off societal and familial stereotypes. I repent for my family line where we have not seen others as equal to us and where we have spoken of or treated others as less than us. Make us one, even as You are one! (Intercede for people and/or situations you are aware of where there is injustice due to prejudice and racism.) Give me Divine ideas of how to show Your love to others, whether by acts of kindness or purposeful conversations where we begin to understand each other better. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.
We choose to turn our hearts toward one another and end racism in America!
1 Cole, Kristin, “Over 10,000 Christians Meet at KKK Monument to Repent of Church’s ‘Sins of Racism’”. CharismaNews.com, 8/26/18. Accessed 8/27/18.