Any honest assessment of the landscape of our country leads us to understand that we are once again torn by the existence and perpetuation of injustice, inequality and racism. I am admittedly no expert in any of these issues. But it is time for all Christians to actively stand against inequality, injustice, and racism in our communities. These are huge issues and huge problems. I am not one to say that I have the solution for the problems that exist. Nevertheless, we can all be part of the solution. I want to encourage each of you to decide to be a part of the solution. Do your own self-evaluation and determine what racial tendencies that you hide unconsciously or express overtly. Become more self-aware of those, if you struggle to see those then ask others to help you see the areas that you are blind to. Covenant to weed out those places in your own heart. And seek to actively become part of the solution. When racism and Injustice exist in our world there is no being neutral or standing on the sidelines. If we are not actively engaging in being part of the solution, then we are by default becoming part of the problem. As Christians we must realize and actively represent that we are all God's children. God made us each and every one. We are all loved by our creator without prejudice or favoritism. And as Christians we must reflect the love of our creator and acknowledge that we are all created in His image. Our diversity does not need to be a cause of fear but a reason for celebration, because it is through our diversity that we are able to more fully realize what it means for us to become the beautiful body of Christ.
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About Pastor Jeff:
Pastor Jeff Howard began his journey at Woodland Forest Church as Interim Pastor in the summer of 2017. In January 2018, he was called by the church family to become our Pastor.