By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader
Human Lives Matter (Part II.) Because it does matter. Be careful what you say about God’s children. Whether you like it or not—your opinion doesn’t matter. Lives do. No life is better than anyone else. This past weekend was the largest massacre in modern day history. One person decided to go into a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida and unload his weapon killing 49 people while injuring 53 others. Even if you don’t agree with this lifestyle surely the thought of this horrific tragedy has to bring chills to the most callous hearted criminal. It’s not about the lifestyle—it’s about the life.
Forget about the gay lifestyle and think about the lives. These are people’s children and loved ones. What about them—do the family members matter? Their lives will be forever changed. Mothers and fathers are hurting, siblings are grieving, as well as aunts, cousins, best friends and co-workers are distraught over so many lives gone too soon. Can you believe that after such a terrible tragedy, videos featuring certain pastors surfaced on the web implying ‘they got what they deserved’ or ‘now there will be less pedophiles?’ Unless the bible has changed, the scripture states, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).” Since no one is perfect—we all need God. No one is exempt. So what are you doing? “Envious, liars, adulterers, fornicators, disobedient to parents, God haters, arrogant, boastful, slanderers, the proud”—which category identifies you (Romans 1:30)? Perhaps, my flaw is different from yours, but we all have them. The great news is God loves you and me in spite of.
Jesus loves all the little children, all the little children of the world. Red, yellow, black or white—we really are all precious in His sight. We should never have the attitude that ‘I’m so right and you’re so wrong’ or ‘ I’m so good and you’re so bad.’
Stop doing God’s job. He is the only righteous judge. What if we were judged with a bullet or whip every time we sinned? Lord knows, there would be some hurting people in this world. God uses people who are messed up and torn up from the floor up. He uses ordinary people like you and me to do as He commands. God doesn’t call the qualified—He qualifies those He calls. Point blank period! David was an adulterer and murderer, Moses was a murderer, Jacob was a trickster or cheater, Peter was a crooked tax collector who denied Jesus and the Apostle Paul was initially going around persecuting and killing God’s people and later wrote most of the New Testament Bible. Bottom line, from the Bishop to the Pope—on your best day you need God more than ever. No one is exempt.
“But understand this: In the last days terrible times will come” (2 Tim 3:1). Until Jesus comes, tragedies will continue to be commonplace. Be it the mall, restaurants, expressway, parks, work or schools—things can happen anywhere and to anyone. Although it seems like no place is safe—you can always find refuge in the arms of God. When calamities strike, His love and protection will keep you, guide and teach you to love. The kind that “loves your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:39.) This love will allow you to decree and declare long life over your family and others. When you love God it’s inevitable to value human lives. If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen” (1 John 4:20).
My prayer: “Let us love and honor the sanctity of life.”
© Effie Rolfe is an Author of “Supersize Your Thinking,” Media Personality and Motivational Speaker. You can contact her on twitter.com/effiedrolfe Listen to her show daily on urbanpraiseradio.org (2015 Stellar Award Winner for Best Internet Radio Station).