The last forty-eight hours in Indianapolis have been devastating. A nineteen-year-old opened fire at his former place of employment and killed eight people. Sadly, events such as this are happening all over our country. Many people are angry, sad, tired and looking for hope.
On a news report, several hours after the tragic event, the following statements were made: >The Indianapolis mayor—“We need to have “meaningful conversations to quell the violence.” >A family member of a FedEx employee who was working at the time of the shooting gave the following impassioned plea, “We got to get this together! We got to fix this!”
This family member was correct, we do have to fix this but how? With all due respect to Mayor Hogsett, I would like to change his words a bit. I agree that meaningful conversations must take place to stop this tragic path our country is on, but those conversations need to be more than just talking to each other. Changed hearts and changed minds are what must happen, and those changes come from meaningful conversations with our Heavenly Father. He is the only one who can change hearts and minds.
I heard a great song, for the first time this week, titled, ‘Talking to Jesus’. That is the answer! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXsxw1fRHMA...
Not only does our country need Jesus but, every man, woman, boy and girl needs Jesus. These shootings, riots, anger and all the other things happening in our country are a sign that many people have no hope.
The Bible tells us in 2 Corinthians 4:8, ‘We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair.’
In today’s world, the only way to live without being driven to despair is by trusting that someone greater is in control.
If you are frightened and without hope, talk to Jesus. He is right there with you. All you have to do is talk to him and ask him to help you. He will. As the song states: >There’s no wrong way to do it >There’s no bad time to start >It don’t have to sound pretty >Just tell him what’s on your heart >’Cause it’s not a religion >’Cause it’s more like a friendship >So just talk to your father >Like you are his kid >Just start talking to Jesus
Only God can turn this around, but I believe he will. Will you join me in talking to Jesus about our country, the violence, the fear, the hopelessness and anything else that is bothering or worrying you? He cares and loves you.
Here is another link to Talking to Jesus with the lyrics, if you are a visual learner like me. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mFDK_hban-I