The most influential father figures and leaders in my life are black men. Julius Young led me to Christ and changed the trajectory of my life. Dr. Fred Price was my spiritual mentor and hero. He embraced me, honored me, and called me a pastor when many others turned away from me. And I am a proud father-in-law to my black son, Moses.
The racial climate in our world is bleak. It is sad and it is divided. I am grieved by the spirit of division that rips friendships and people apart in these times of severe tragedy. Racism is of the devil and we must stand against it.
Let’s continue to keep our hearts open to each other. Evaluate your thoughts and renew your mind where you see biases and fear creeping up. And use your voice with each other and in prayer.
Do not allow the enemy to blind your mind. His goal is division. His goal is hate. His goal is racism.
God’s goal is that we fight for each other, love, serve, lift up, stand together. Let’s live into that goal with all our heart and with all our mind and with all our strength.
Romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to the patterns of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove the good, perfect and acceptable will of God.”
Pastor Casey Treat