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I had a different prompt planned for this week. Then I saw the news about two more black men having been shot and killed by police in the past two days, and I just couldn’t do it.

I don’t even know what to say any more.

I’m married to a black man.

My kids are half black.

I’ve written about how to squash racism.

And I still don’t know what to say.

I can’t help but wonder if we just need to start from scratch. Clearly we’re building on the wrong foundation. Clearly this world has established itself on sinking sand.

We’re flat out falling apart.

Where we should be building bridges and tearing down walls of hostility, we’re tearing each other apart.

[Tweet “”Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.” ~ Psalm 127:1″]

I’ve seen so many lamenting on Twitter, “Come, Lord Jesus.” And they’re absolutely right. He is the answer. And when He comes, we will begin again. The end will become the beginning, and He will make all things new. The moral decay and everyday heartbreak shall be made whole.

We’ll get a new heaven and a new earth, and finally see “the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God” (Hebrews 11:10). As believers, “we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands” (2 Corinthians 5:1). Let’s not forget it.

So when I can’t bear to read the news another day, I remind myself that He is coming soon. Soon and very soon. And in the meantime, we would do well to encourage one another and build each other up.

[Tweet “”… Encourage one another and build each other up….” ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:11″]

These are dark days. Jesus, make me shine your light.


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