This first photo depicts 42 people in line to buy drugs from a man in a Chicago neighborhood last week; this in broad daylight, mind you.
This second picture is what we need to see more of, on the streets of Chicago.
that first picture. The more I spend time in the city serving to the community through my church and through the Night Ministry (www.thenightministry.org), my eyes have opened to see what the Church should really be doing.
And with all that America has gone through in the last couple of weeks, and with some countries seeing us as no longer one nation under God, the opportunity exists even more.
The opportunity has always been there for the Church to move outside it's four walls and reach the community, perhaps this is why America has fallen, we've forgotten who Christ has called us to be,a light within the darkness. Now is not the time to react but to act with God's love.
Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon. - Isaiah 58:10
and are confident that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,
- Romans 2:19
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.
- Ephesians 5:8
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” - John 8:12
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
- 1 Peter 2:9
Hmm, there sure are a lot of scriptures on light and darkness. Actually there are over 25 verses throughout the Bible on light and darkness. Do you think God is telling us something here?