The following photos are apart of a series I shot today in regards to the racial injustices that are taking part all over the world. This photo is titled “The Son Rises in the Mourning”. We are called to as believers in Christ to mourn with those who mourn, weep with those who weep, rejoice with those who are joyful. Also, we are to encourage the discouraged, help each other to lift our heads to the light in a world that is full of darkness. Whether you are a Christian or not, due to the rise in the care for morality and justice in this time, this should be a standard to abide by as a decent human being. We are one, united by the Triune God of the Gospel and divided by our own flesh. As he is faithful, the Son will rise in our Mourning. He will not leave us to go astray.
“United We Stand”. No matter who is experiencing doubt, misery, or victory, we must stand as One. I am reminded of our National Anthem… “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the UNITED States of America…ONE nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”. It seems as though we could make this a complete opposite statement of what it actually says… replace united with divided, under with without, indivisible with divisible, liberty and justice with oppression and resistance…and it seems as though it would fit more accurately with our current times than the original anthem. Nevertheless, for those who choose to do so, United we shall stand, even if divided we fall.
“Every Tongue Shall Confess”. Some situations today are so far gone that the possibility of there being any light seems realistically impossible. However, there will be a day when “a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen. Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” (Rev. 7:9-12 & 21:1-4)