by Mary Beth Singleterry
Government is certainly something that we all need to understand and pray about, because the political arena is never the answer for our government. The government is in God and obeying His laws and His precepts.
Recently a member sent us a movie which some of us watched. The name of it is Woodlawn. It is a Christian movie that came out last year. I had never heard of it, but it was very inspiring, and it is based on a true story.
The movie was about the very troubled times, with racial conflicts, in Alabama during the seventies. It was about a football team in one of the towns. The football team had become very upset due to forced integration. There was a lot of hatred, prejudice, fear, and anger going on. One day someone came into the school and was permitted to speak to the football team about Christ Jesus. He got everyone’s attention. He spoke to them about the Sermon in the Mount, the Beatitudes, forgiveness, and loving your neighbor as yourself. His words reached their hearts, and they all began to change. They began to work together and love each other. Then tremendous things began to happen with that football team. The coach was totally amazed. He didn’t really understand what happened. But seeing this healing take place right in front of him, he, too, became a follower, a disciple of Christ.
Throughout the movie, one of the points they continually made was “one way.” They would raise their index finger and say “one way.” That “one way” was Christ’s way. All these team players realized that nothing could heal these problems but the way of Christ.
In the sight of God we are all equal, and there is no reason for all of this hatred and fear and what goes with it. It certainly is what is the truth about our country, and about all nations everywhere. You walk around and see people loving each other and getting along. People not getting along is a false projected concept that we have fear and hatred toward each other. God never said it, and it is not the truth about His creation.
As we send out our love and live these truths day by day in our own hearts, faithfully doing our watches and sending out our prayers, this mesmerism will be broken.
“…as in heaven, so on earth, — God is omnipotent, supreme.” (S&H, p. 17)