Good morning, Family:
I pray you are well and at peace, in Christ Jesus. This past weekend we lost two powerhouses in the Civil Rights Movement. Senator John Lewis and Reverend C. T. Vivian. Both men served our country and God the very best way they could, sometimes even in the face of death.
I honor you both of you and thank you for your many years of service to God and man. Senator Lewis and Reverend Vivian wanted the world to be a better place. I’m sure it would have been easier for them to stay silent and wait for someone else to do something. They heard the call and accepted. I am grateful that they used their lives to help make the world a better and more loving place.
May we learn from their example, just as Paul encouraged the Philippians:
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4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Go in peace, while praising and serving the Lord.
Rev. Marcia Davis