It’s like night has fallen.
Everywhere the light has gone out.
A truck mows over 77 people in France.
Anonymous declares a “Day of Rage.”
Black Lives Matters closes down highways and byways.
Night, thick like oil, oozing over the world.
It’s dark outside, and I am not afraid.
I look for the light.
It is in my faith in the Bible; in a God who is greater than this night.
I ignore the posts of night online and look for the light.
And the stories are bright; so bright that it cuts through the dark like a blade through a dark curtain. And I see the light. I can see God working through people even as the night tries to envelope it, hide it from view. Races working together. Cops working with African-Americans. Love shining brighter than the hate.
And I am encouraged.
Can I pray for you? I’m here if you need to talk. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.