Thoughts on Black History Month
“Let’s reflect this month on the President’s campaign promises to address racism by ensuring us that ‘when we give everyone a great America, safety, security, a reason to belong, that will serve the issue.’ The President also stated early in his post as Commander-in-Chief, “No matter what color our skin is, we all bleed red.’ His insight into the One Blood truth, coupled with his frequent reminders that: ‘We don’t serve government, we serve God; in God we trust,’ are encouraging to say the least.
“It’s also important to note that while we are One Blood/One Race (Acts 17:26), the Black/African American Community still celebrates a month educating the masses regarding many notable contributions of Blacks in America that are unknown and undocumented in certain historical annuls. These efforts are designed to unite us; never divide us. Herein is a key unlocking Racial Reconciliation. (Dr. Alveda King)
“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:
We are going to work to end racism in America and we hope you will join us in this commitment.
Learn all you can about the Black/African American Community’s experience in America. Here are some links to help you:
Video on the Establishment of Black History Month
Pray the prayer of Jesus, asking Him to make all Christians one, even as He and the Father are one.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, we will contend for the ending of racism in America. While not confined to black and white, the way African Americans have been treated throughout the history of America gives us a good view into racism in general in this nation. We pray that You would help us go out of our way to love one another, regardless of color. Rather than be “color-blind”, we choose to see the beauty in the diversity of races You created. May we educate ourselves on the contributions to our nation’s history that people of color specifically provided. May we purposefully work together to integrate our communities and that “most divided hour every Sunday morning.” In working hard to understand one another, and strategically praying for and serving one another, form us into one Body of Believers, even as You are one. Amen.
The American Church of all colors will celebrate the contributions of African Americans to the rich heritage of our nation!
Learn more about Dr. Alveda King here.