“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.”- Psalm 23
News broke this morning related to the Hudson family tragedy. The white Suburban was found on the west side of Chicago with a young boys body. HORRIBLE NEWS….and it made me just pray, because in times like this that’s all we can do, PRAY. For the families that are affected by this tragedy, for the law enforcement officials that worked night in day to bring justice and closure to the incident, for the supporters who continuously prayed for a small glimmer of light in this dark situation, for the victims of these terrible crimes, and last but not least for the individual(s) who committed the crime.
There’s a lot that we can ALL agree is wrong with the world, but when a CHILD is not allowed to grow up, and is not given the opportunity Jesus the son of GOD died for us to have it hurts that much more. Everything that we fight for, within our communities, in the government, in our homes, is for the future. The hope that our children will be able to pick up the pieces an hopefully make the world a better place than we did. The value of a human life is priceless, the value of a childs’ life, I feel, can not be described by any word.
There have been nearly 500 homicides so far this year in Chicago alone, beating both NY & LA. Not needed to say TOO MANY of those were children. So, what can we do to stop this vicious circle? What plan of action can we take to eradicate this level of negativity, and unecissary death? This is a MAJOR problem not only with our urban black communities, but ALL over the world. From the villages in Darfur, urban communities in Europe, South America, Central America, EVERYWHERE. What can we do? I say PRAY!!!! Because this is a problem that has gotten much too big for us to handle we need GOD to take care of this one, and we need to trust him to do so.
With that, I would like send my own prayers and condolences to the Hudson Family & the King family with hopes that the LOVE they have for the victims prevails over sadness, and the knowledge that GOD’s will is in action and this is all part of his master plan.