Sunday Afternoon at 4 o'clock a row of woman lined up on the same bridge where 40 people were mowed down by a reckless terrorist who also killed 5 people on Wednesday. 1 of those 5 was an Off-Duty police officer who was unarmed on his way home.
These woman held hands whilst lined up for 5 minutes when Big-Ben chimed at 1600 BST. This was a gesture of Solidarity, Unity and Hope! They also wore head scarfs at the tribute. Some of these were blue as they felt it represented hope. It was said that the "Feeling" of what happened on the bridge on Wednesday, with the line of woman tributing to this disaster was "Really Strong". One woman said "This is my city and it's a small gesture, but life is made up of small gestures" Natasha Gooding (a twitter user) wrote " United Kingdom we are, United we stand. Unity and Love will always be more powerful than your hate". Roshana Mehdian wrote " Darkness cannot defeat darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot defeat hate, only love can do that". Natasha and Roshanas' statements are indeed the Truth! It is indeed unity and love that conquer hate. "Light is what defeats the darkness". We're living in a dark, corrupt, downtrodden world. People need hope, unity, and to know love. Also to know their feet are walking confidently in the light. Its difficult to see our way forward in this dark world without The Light!!
John 1:9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
Jesus is the True-Light! He's here in this world. Until we open our hearts to Him our eyes will not be opened and we won't recognize Him. Its our selfishness that blinds us from the truth. We want to feel comfortable. Our hatred and destructive hearts bring division among us and breed darkness. This is what creates terror. "If there's a God then why does He let this happen?" is a popular question that is thrown at pastors and evangelists. The answer is, GOD DIDN'T CREATE THIS MESS!! He created us man and woman but its our hearts that are corrupt!!
Genesis 6:5 The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human HEART was only evil all the time.
It's mankind that creates war. Mankind that destroys the earth. NOT GOD. It's easy to make excuses and point fingers at GOD to avoid the truth. However it is only the truth that sets us free! We recognize the destruction in this world very easily. It's all around us but we REFUSE to recognize God who has created us and breathed life into us. Who has given us a hope and holds our future in His hand.
Imagine if every person in the world all chose to live in Unity and Love. Chose to lay aside hatred and anger and all other destructive habits and shine with Christ's light. Wow, wouldn't that be Awesome!!? We can't change the world but we can make a difference in the world! Like these women we can take a stand. In Christ, through His grace, love, and mercy we can make a difference. If we stand each day in unity and love, just like the woman who united their hearts on that bridge, joining hands for 5 minutes to honor the victims of the Westminster attack think of the difference we could make. They brought a sense of peace and a feeling of strength. They changed the atmosphere. How much more can we change the atmosphere of this dark world.
Reach out a hand of love and friendship. Choose daily to unite our hearts as one through Christ. His hand is reaching out to you in your weakness. In your struggle, hurt and pain. In that part of you that feels misunderstood. God is saying "Come to me my Child. Let me shape and mould you. Transforming you into a vessel of love, peace and power! Let me heal those wounds you carry! Let me break those chains that hold you. Let me lift up your head and fill you with confidence that is not earthly but heavenly. Let me shine my light on that dark road you've been traveling on. Let me bring New life to you as well as direction for your future. BE MINE!!"
It truly is the small gestures that lead to bigger things! That small gesture of reaching out to Christ. Even if you already have Him living inside your heart. Choose again to reach out to Him. Be refreshed!
Hand in hand unity we stand
Our light is shining bright
A burning torch that lights up the night
We've accepted the invite
His hand has gripped our lives
No evil shall shake us
No more guns and No more knives
No more Bombs and No more violence
But His peace that fills the silence.
We're here to make a difference
In our Dark and dreary lands
So we're unified in Christ as we grip each others hands.
If that's your heart then God can help you to be His vessel of love. Choose Him today. Even as Christians we have to keep choosing Christ. Lets be the change we want to see! In Jesus Name.
Mark Bl4zing is an english bulldog of a writer and promotions/recruiting manager for OmniGod.