On July 7th my wife and I attended a Rally in downtown Raleigh, NC. After seeing what happened to Philando Castile & Alton Sterling we made the choice to go out and be a part of this peaceful movement. This was actually the same day I typed up an article on Police Brutality — where I made it clear that we should never allow the media to dictate our actions! Below is the video from the Rally in downtown Raleigh.
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After the rally a few things became clearer to me:
- That despite how messed up this world is, people still have hope for the future.
- I saw the power of coming together and working toward a common good.
- I saw that Joshua Network needed to be there to document this single act of kindness & love.
Race & Violence
It seems the only explanation everyone has come up with regarding these acts of violence is racism. Yet Racism, prejudice, discrimination, all stem from ignorance, and hate. The action to hate is a choice. Whenever we choose to harbor thoughts of evil we slowly give in to hatred. The Bible says: that evil thoughts make us blind 1 John 2:11 and this blindness begins our process of ignorance. Everyone always seems to be in control until we are faced with pressure, then the real nature of our hearts are revealed. I have seen over the past week that a few of my “Christian” friends have decided to choose hate rather than love. It’s sad because hate never ends in a true victory because it simply doesn’t last. Yet love endures, it reaches where weapons, hateful words, mayhem, violence and evil cannot. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. 1 Corinthians 13:7-8
Kellon Nixon Speaks Out
The human race cannot depend on the feeble often ignorant minds of the leaders of today. Yet we don’t have to go back to the past for some ancient ideology but look to the future with God. The Bible though an old book is still relevant today, simply because men have taken the messages within it and warped them, doesn’t mean that its original purpose is lost. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 2 Timothy 3:16.
Let us maintain the control of our feelings and actions, let us fight everyday for good, let us not wait for a moment of crisis to react! To start this fight we have to be yielded to a power greater than us, we have to find a source of strength that is unshakeable, then and only then can we conquer evil. Search for God with your whole heart and he will reveal himself to you, he will fight with you and you will illuminate the darkness around you.
“God is the source of life and light and joy to the universe. Like rays of light from the sun, like the streams of water bursting from a living spring, blessings flow out from Him to all His creatures. And wherever the life of God is in the hearts of men, it will flow out to others in love and blessing.”