I have received several requests for comments and statements regarding the recent criminal trial and verdict. A Florida newspaper contacted me for a response-however I knew my response could not be emotionally generated. Therefore I waited until I could release a statement which I believe to be factual as well as informational.
As a Lady Leader, I am disappointed! As a mother, I am hurt! As a American, I am wounded! Yet as a Believer I still have hope!
My disappointment lies in the fact that a young man could be murdered in the year 2013 and no one is held accountable. My heart hurts for the parents, and family of a young man who will never have the opportunity to witness his accomplishments as an adult. The wounds which are embedded in my soul is within a justice system, which has in place laws and regulations which allow a human life to be viewed as valueless. The hope I have is within the Word of God which gives me an example or a fore-picture of one who "against ALL hope..believed in hope."
Abram was given a covenant by God; however along the way he allowed his wife to take matters into her own hands, which had it not been for the covenant could have changed the entire outcome of history. It would be 13 or more years at the age of 99 that the entrance into the covenant would be made visible; at this point Abram's name was changed to Abraham "father of many nations".
As the passion has arisen yet again for what I believe to be an outcry in this nation. We must and cannot give up hope, in what appears to be a hopeless situation.
[For Abraham, human reason for] hope being gone, hoped in faith that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been promised, So [numberless] shall your descendants be. (AMP)
My concern is in the realization that "numberless shall the descendants be". What can we who have been blessed with an opportunity to have a platform, whether it is local, national or international do to make a difference? How can we make an impact or a substantial difference in the lives of the "numberless descendants"?
As a Lady Leader my quest today and shall continue to be-positioned to serve by being available, accessible and attainable. Am I disappointed? Of course I am; however I am not hopeless, "for against ALL hope...I STILL believe in hope!"
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