Supposed to be united
Led by racism
Fueled by hate.
Migrants came to start anew
A better life
Many had a sad fate,
Destined for greatness
Barred by the struggle
Yet they still have faith.
Why is it hard to be kind?
Nice folks are hard to find.
Faith…preserve your faith.
Why a war on faith?
Why a war on belief?
Suddenly many became judges?
Who gave you the right to judge?
Radicals of any faith cause damage.
Fear of life
Fear of death
Fear of you?
Fear of me?
Fear of my brothers and sisters of color?
Fear of differences in belief?
Discrimination based on religion must end!
Muslims are not terrorists
Extreme radicals are.
Christians should not be condemning folks.
Christian radicals cause as much harm as any other extremist.
Turning backs on humanity as if others are beneath you.
Turn the other cheek
Love Thy neighbor
Regardless of where they are from.
One religious group should not be condemning another.
This land stolen from inhabitants now belong to all whom seek freedom.
Lying, cheating yet judging.
Abraham, Moses Jesus, Mohammad, Ghandi, siddhartha, Brahman. Ishvara
God, dios, allah
Torah bible Qu’ran.
None of these religions teach hate
None of these books promote hate.
Unity is what they teach
Unity is what’s needed
Back to the basics.
Back to loving
Back to respecting.
So many fallen defending you.
You disgrace those in uniform by your words, your actions and your hate.
Not caring about the 99%
Not caring about middle class
Not caring about the needy.
I love you
Despite not knowing you
I cry when you cry
I cry with injustice
We are one people
Blood sheds, it’s red
We need to stand together.
Fight the power
Resist to be humiliated
Resist to be taken advantage of.
Humble thy selves.
Love one another.
Respect one another
Pray for one another.
Ever felt like you were trapped in a cell like Paul an Silas?Locked, trapped, shackled, surrounded by four walls?
We’ve all experienced moments where we felt at a loss. Trapped. Suffocated. Isolated.
We all face trials and tribulations, some are bigger than others, some can even leave you in a situation of imprisonment. (Please for your own sake don’t let it get to that point).
So how do we get out of it?
How do we face our trials? Our moments of isolation and imprisonment?
Do exactly what Paul and Silas did.
Have you not heard what happened?
While imprisoned they started praying and praising.
What good did that do you ask?
They were freed.
The earth shook, the doors opened, the walls crumbled and they were freed. The romans weren’t too pleased but that was the least of their concern.
During their imprisonment do you know what Paul and Silas did?
They prayed, they praised, they prayed, they praised and then they did it all again.
Then they were taken out of prison.
God got them out…. broke them free…. a biblical Prison Break.
The full story of the events mentioned can be found in Acts 16:16-40; verses 16-24 discuss the events that unfolded that got Paul and Silas in Jail.
Verse 25-About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.
Prayers and praising God during the good and the bad God can release the shackles that bound you, he can break those chains. In the case of Paul and Silas it was literal, he literally broke the chains and shackled and freed them from their bondage.
This shows that their is power in calling on the name of Jesus. There is power in praising God. There is power in keeping faith even when the odds are against you. There is power in the grand I am.
Father today I ask you to free me from this bondage. To break away the shackles and chains. God I ask you to shake the earth so your presence is felt. I am grateful for you dear lord. Grateful for the air I breathe, the life you’ve given me, the people in my life. I’m grateful and thankful for all the life lessons you’ve taught me along the way. Even when the odds it seemed were stacked against me, you showed me that no matter what I am here, with you, and you will surpass this. I Pray for you reading this. That God provides you with what you need to break the chains, break those shackles and free you from your bondage. Amen.