Restoring Life Foundation
|Posted by restoringlifefoundation on October 4, 2011 at 4:20 PM|
Last Saturday we celebrated my father’s 70th birthday, and as over 100 members of family and friends sang happy birthday and made tributary speeches, my eldest brother acknowledged my father’s steady influence in his life. In his speech he mentioned uncles and other men in the local community, that in his youth he had looked up to; and the way that over time their contribution to his advancement in life had paled when compared to the steady and sure love of his father. He ended his tearful speech by declaring my father as his hero in black history month.
As I Look back over my years and see my own journey of wholeness and healing, I too have been led to admire the strength of a man who never ran a marathon: except that of a love which lasted the distance. Who never made any scientific discoveries; but uncovered the heart of his Princess daughter. Who won’t be mentioned on the queens honours list, but deserves the honour of a king and the respect of a noted leader. Who won’t go down in history as a major mover or shaker; except to his wife, a little band of children and grandchildren who carry his love, DNA and affection? To all the great men and women of colour who have struggled against the evil of prejudice, racism, and a false identity to uncover something that slavery could steal and the modern age couldn’t erase I salute you, and pray that this month as we remember our past that Jesus our saviour will effect a healing of the transgenerational trauma that we experienced through the Maafa (African Holocaust ).
Not forgetting that our past does not determine our future. But rather that it is in the tie to the Lord Jesus Christ, our spiritual not natural DNA that defines us and His power that enables us. Thus making us greater than all our circumstances, for He who the Son sets free shall be free indeed; as you connect to your past this month, please remember that the message of the cross is one of Unity in diversity. That you and I are one, connected through the bond of love God the Father displayed; to reconcile us back into relationship with Him and one another through Jesus Christ His son.