15 And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah: 16 And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live. Exodus 1:15-16King James Version (KJV)
On Saturday, August 9, 2014 the fatal shooting of 18-year old Michael Brown of Ferguson, Missouri by a St. Louis police officer brought on a peaceful candlelight vigil that later turned into rioting and looting. It seems that the killing of black males in the United States is becoming commonplace. The death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012 is still a sensitive wound in the heart and mind of African-Americans as was the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in August 1955. When a killing of a young black male from someone outside our community happens we seem to be outrage and incense. But the outcry for black killings in America with Black-on-Black crime seems to be for the most part, treated with the least bit of anger and rage. All these killings are tragedies. But we need to see justice equally through the eyes of God.
As a parent and grandparent, I am a praying woman. I take my faith in Christ serious and the scripture that declares, “pray without ceasing” is an action I take more than once a day.
Yesterday, I was praying and asking the Lord what I should be writing about today and He reminded me of the scripture in Exodus 1 about how the Pharaoh in Egypt commanded the two midwives to kill the Hebrew baby boys but keep the life of the girls. Reading this scripture brings home a truth that every ethnic group has been face with ethnic cleansing.
The Era of the Pharaohs is here. Anyone or group of people who set out to kill off a segment of a population that doesn’t look, think or act like them always react with fear. And fear brings with it intimidation. And intimidation derives with unscrupulous and underhanded plans such as creating *laws that are intended to control or eliminate their enemy. Isn’t this just like Satan?
If we are to win the battle, we all must pray and take an active role with our sons and daughters. We can no longer talk about the problem but have solutions to them. I’m willing to take a stand. How about you?
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