It’s sad when a tragedy like what happened last week occurs. It’s doubly-sad when it incites anger across racial lines. Among the many things I’ve been praying since everything happened is that my white brethren will be a little extra understanding toward my black brethren, because they are going through this in a way that is different from how I am. I need to be sensitive to that.

That kind of compassion is certainly the Christian thing to do.

I’m also praying that this event can bring people of both colors together and in small ways I’m seeing that happen.

At the same time there are protests and there is anger and there may be riots and there may be violence. But that is not the Christian way. I pray that Christians show the Christian way, and I pray that, through all of this, we as God’s people show the world the better nation.

I belong to a great nation:

It is the church of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 2:9).
Her ruler is Jesus the King (John 18:37).
Her race is Abraham’s (Galatians 3:27-29).
Her constitution to live by is God’s perfect Word (Romans 10:17).
Her greatest law is love (John 13:34).

Pray for the family of the man who was killed in Louisiana. Pray for the officer that killed him. Pray for the families of the officers killed in Dallas. Pray for the family of the now-dead man who killed them.

Pray for your country, and pray that God will bless your children with a country where people are treated well, regardless of the color of their skin or the content of their character.

And pray that people find Jesus, and in Him, a far greater nation to belong.