Words of Life: Our Role Model – June 24th 2015

Our Role Model

I am still taken back with pain and sadness over the shootings which occurred at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church last week.  I had the privilege of meeting with several pastors last week and we mourned over these killings together.  We prayed for the families of the deceased and we have tried to talk about what happened and the cause for it.  We do know the root cause of all acts of hatred comes from a person who is depraved and not connected to their loving, heavenly Father.  I was reading a Bible verse, Romans 15:2which says “Let each one of us please his neighbor for that which is good, unto edifying.  For Christ also pleased not himself.”  If we follow Christ’s example, we would better serve and relate to people everywhere.  The point of this Bible verse is that Jesus Christ is our role model and if we follow Him, and no other groups with hate filled ideologies, we will be a more loving society.  Jesus is the answer for the evils of the world.  As we make Him known to other people, over time, we will change our world for the better.  We all have work to do; let’s make the Lord known to as many people as possible.

God bless you,

Pastor David Greenidge