With 2019 unfolding, we leave the roller coaster year of 2018 behind.
Now moving into 2019, we can expect more fireworks which, in the spirit, will be accelerated.
In 2018 there were more ups and downs than we could have imagined.
From the U.S. Supreme Court controversy, which escalated the sanctity of life debate, to the hair raising midterm elections that sparked excessive strife, to the increasing pressures surrounding border security; the heat is on.
And where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
Interestingly enough, in the heat of the moment, most of America agrees with our president. National security remains a major concern. Many also support his leadership on the sanctity of life. They also support the president's positions on there being no taxpayer dollars for funding abortions, improving our economy, lower unemployment rates, and increasing economic growth.
They also believe in the international gains President Trump has made.
The MAGA agenda works.
As we move through 2019, with the March for Life and the Martin Luther King week ahead of us, please be encouraged to mend fences and build bridges.
Agape love and prayer should be allowed to govern us. We must not allow ourselves to be divided by politics. Let this be a year of overcoming crimes against humanity like racism and abortion; proceed not color blind, but with our individual and collective eyes wide open.
Remember, love and prayer brought us through 2018 and will be needed this year — and must continue on into 2020 when we start the next round of election campaigning and elections.
There will always be ups and downs; and there will be fireworks. Pray for a conciliatory end to the government shut down. Some are asking why we build fences and install burglar alarms on our personal properties, yet refuse to protect our nation?
This is a reasonable question.
I think we can all agree that we all want a secure America. The real issue is discovering how we must go about accomplishing that goal. Here are two viewpoints, one from Bruce LeVell, Executive Director of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump. The second is from Chuck Norris.
The year 2019 brings an opportunity for our nation to seek God. We must not argue about politics; rather we must pray. We need to repent for our sins. We need to forgive others. We need to be mindful of the beatitudes of Matthew 5:1-12.
In closing, here’s a 2019 message on YouTube.
Happy New Year!
Dr. Alveda C. King grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She is director of African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. Her family home in Birmingham, Ala., was bombed, as was her father's church office in Louisville, Ky. Alveda herself was jailed during the open housing movement. Read more reports from Dr. Alveda C. King — Click Here Now.
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