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How Long Oh God, How Long? Another Innocent Life Taken at the Hands of One Sworn to Protect and Serve
Saturday, September 8, 2018 6:53 AM

How Long Oh God, How Long? Another Innocent Life Taken at the Hands of One Sworn to Protect and Serve

Saturday, September 8, 2018 6:53 AM
Saturday, September 8, 2018 6:53 AM

Botham Shem Jean: Photo: Jeff Montgomery/Harding University

Went to bed late. My heart and mind on Botham Jean. As a mother...Another mother grieving the loss of her innocent son at the hands of a police officer. Shot dead in his home by an off-duty Dallas police officer who "thought" he was an intruder in "her apartment." It doesn't make sense and her story stinks to high heaven and beyond.

How do you not know when you open the door to your apartment that something is amiss and that YOU, not the occupant are in the wrong place. This female officer's story is just that - a story. A tale of her own making to try and cover her tail. 

I am blue through and through but Houston. DALLAS. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...WE'VE GOT A PROBLEM.

When America turned its back on God, He is showing us a glimpse of what it looks like as He turns His face from us.

His church for the most part is weak, some of his leaders have sold out to Baal and leading millions that way. I see more and more each day why Jesus said the way is narrow.

Few will find it and when they do the devil makes them THINK it's not only narrow but way too restrictive and jump on the broader path to appease, please and live as they please....only to discover later that the glitter was only fool's gold.

So we weep. We mourn. We call press conferences. We rally. We hold candlelight vigils. All good. But until God's church rise up, takes its rightful (not Republican right) place as He meant it to be...we will continue to experience what it looks like when God turns his face.

When America turned its back on God, He is showing us a glimpse of what it looks like as He turns His face from us.

And please don't miss the fact that He is using not thugs, not bad guys but good ones. Those who publicly identify with him. Jordan. Now Botham.

So many men, good men, good black men who the world CAN'T scorn and curse and dismiss. He is not taking the best, he is BRINGING home the best in ways that should drive home... Houston. Dallas. America...we've got a problem.

May the God of ALL COMFORT, comfort this grieving mother and family and may JUSTICE FOR BOTHAM be swift and sure.


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