Keep me on my knees, Lord.

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Being in an interracial marriage has been beyond eye opening. With so much racial division in our country, I am thankful that I have had the opportunity to hear the hearts of both Black and White family, friends, colleagues, and associates. The scripture from Matthew 7:3-5 applies so perfectly as a blanket statement.

“Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”

But what hits me hardest is how Jesus closes this portion on judgment. He says: “Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you.”

Is this not what is happening in our country? We are consistently seeing our circumstance from only our perspective, judging the opposing party without consideration for their standpoint, then ferociously attacking as if we are each other’s enemies, capable of oppression. We need to consider the source for such hatred, anger, malice – Satan.

Going forward, I am praying for Jesus to provide rest to my worldly emotions, and for the distasteful acts of myself and others. Jesus can change hearts, not me. It is time I allow Him to be God, making judgments and bending the knees of His children…. [mine included].

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