Praying For Our Nation's Salvation
In Charlottesville, Va. a car rammed into a crowd of protesters and a state police helicopter crashed into the woods this past Saturday as tension boiled over at a white supremacist rally. The violent day left three dead, dozens injured and this quiet college town a symbol of the nation's racial and political divisions. The chaos erupted around what is believed to be the largest group of white nationalists to come together in a decade -- including neo-Nazis, skinheads, members of the Ku Klux Klan -- who descended on the city to "take America back" by rallying against plans to remove a Confederate statue of General Robert E. Lee. Hundreds came to protest against the racism. There were street brawls and violent clashes; the governor declared a state of emergency; police in riot gear ordered people out and helicopters circled overhead. The hatred and violence that controlled the day is not the America we love and celebrate. President Trump called for everyone to come together as one. The only way for that to happen is for us to come together “in one” and that one is the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus alone has the power to forgive, change us and put His love in our hearts. His love can turn our hearts from the hostility and hatred that divides us.
The message of hope and love that is found in Jesus must be offered to the lost around us. This is the task of every church and every believer. We will change America by changing one soul at a time by the Gospel of Jesus.
Praying for our nation's salvation,