This morning we wake to a changed America. A campaign based on insult, hatred, division, and fear has won the election. What do we do now? For us as African Americans the future does not look bright nor promising and frankly it is filled with uncertainty. Van Jones an African American commentator remarked that for people of color this is a living nightmare. He went on to remark “How do parents explain to their children that Americans have elected a person widely regarded as a bigot and a racist.”
For us as the children of God I remind you that the Lord is still our shepherd and even in these unthinkable circumstances will provide everything we need to make it through. There is much more I need to say and much more for us to do than I can express now.
On Sunday, we will gather for worship and I will have more to say. Let us remain prayerful. Our God is still in charge and faithful.
JOHN 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being 4in him was life,* and the life was the light of all people. 5The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.
Matthew 28:16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. 18And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’*
Senior Pastor, Dr. Earl D. Trent Jr.