My Brother's Keeper

My Dear Readers,

This week I come to you sad. It has been a sad, sad week in America. I take a moment to pause and stand in silence for all the young lives lost in the High School shooting in Florida… we all have been floored by such a horrific act. I am speechless for the first time in my life. Not because I’m shocked at the news because I have been fighting for more resources for our kids for a couple of years now but for the families that will never be the same. Yet in the midst of the chaos I cannot help but think of Cain and Abel. Since the beginning of time tragedies like these have happened. But I will say this as followers of Christ...we are our brothers’ keepers. We are the ones that are called to love and show kindness. We are the ones who need to remind this generation that the “fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” like King Solomon said. 

So what does it mean “to fear the Lord?” It means to understand that He is God and apart from Him there is no other. It means that we should “seek peace and follow it”. We need to know that our actions will have consequences and those consequences are sometimes eternal. 

I pray for the families affected. I cry to the Lord for wisdom as I move forward as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, educator, and counselor and I take on the burden of being “my brother’s keeper.”  I will keep praying, fasting, fighting and going forward with protecting that which I love. 

Life is a journey and during our walk through it we face challenges during which time we can either run or rise, I have chosen to rise!!

So as you make it through the week rise, love and remember to fight for what you love because at the end you will be held accountable. 

Until next week, my Dear Readers I will be thinking of you guys and praying for your safety!!