Faith & The Black Family
Contributing Writer: Rev. John Blouin
New Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Houston, TX
Faith is what gives a man his vision for the future. Our homes are broken, our school systems failing, and prisons growing because of our lack of faith in God. How can we come together as a people without God? How can we persevere during racial injustice without faith; when men like George Zimmerman rob us of our children; when parents like Lucia McBath and Ron Davis (mother and father of Jordon Davis) don’t receive justice? How can we stand for what’s right without something to stand on (God’s Word)?
T.D. Jakes speaks on blind faith..
2 Chronicles 7:14 is a scripture my Grandfather stood on. If there’s no other scripture in the bible I know, it’s this one. It teaches us that we serve a “forgiving God,” a “Prayer-Answering God,” and a “God that DOES NOT change.”
“2 Chr. 7:14” If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
We need God in times like these.