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Dallas – My Hometown in Tears

Posted on July 8, 2016 in General Ministry, Management | 0 comments

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My heart weeps as we deal with a horrific attack on the Dallas, TX Police.  Dallas is my hometown, not a perfect place, but a city full of amazing people with a heart for others.  We continue to pray for the families of all who have been killed or injured.  It’s time for all people of faith and compassion for their fellow man to wake up and realize what is happening around us.

DAllas police in prayer

I have dedicated a significant portion of my adult life traveling throughout the world trying to bring love, compassion, and hope to the less fortunate.  A consistent component seen throughout my travels is where the rule of law is non-existent, lives are destroyed.  These areas lack leadership, and what leadership is in place, its usually deficient or corrupt.  Never did I think I would ever see this type of chaos on the streets of a first world country, much less my own hometown.

All Lives are important.  The only way respect can be given to all is if it also given to those that help to maintain order.  We don’t have to like all leaders, but they must be given respect for their roles and any discord must be handled in a refined and proper manner.  This would include conflicts with Police, Coaches, Administrators, Government Officials, etc.  Leadership deserves respect and without this respect, all lives will be negatively impacted.

Please pray for our country and all who live here.  The United States has been a symbol of hope for people around the world.  This image has been tarnished by the lack of leadership and an influence of discord that flies directly in the face of the rule of law.  Many have sought to take God out of our society and yet at times like this many look to Him to say why?  You asked Him to leave, what did you expect?  We need leaders with courage to address evil, but also be humble in their faith and look to God for direction.  Love is compassion, but Love must also be tough and strong when necessary.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         – Matthew 5:9 (NIV)

Those that seek to do harm will try to take advantage of our lack of leadership and they thrive when chaos exists. We have seen plenty of this around the world and on the streets of Dallas.  It’s time for us to find leaders that possess the courage to lead and the passion to recognize evil and take it on immediately.  We may not like all that a strong leader may represent or be called to do, but they must bring forth order and eliminate the chaos that allows evil to thrive.

Pray for Dallas!  Pray for our Country!