Recent days have left the staff of WBGL, along with so many others, grieving and appalled. The tragic loss of the lives of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor has brought the spotlight back to an important issue facing the United States. We stand in solidarity with all those who have experienced this injustice, to recognize your pain matters. We want to listen and learn.
These lives and the countless others lost throughout history were people made in the image of God, deeply loved by their friends and family. Together, we grieve with them.
Dr. Alan Cureton, President of the University of Northwestern – St. Paul (and WBGL’s parent company) shares these thoughts, “As professing followers of the living Savior, we are commanded to act justly, reflect mercy, and walk humbly with our Lord. In faithful obedience of this instruction (Micah 6:8) we must speak out against all types of evil and peacefully ensure the protection of our neighbors. If we don’t speak out, who will? Let us unite against the injustices perpetrated upon our neighbors. Let us unite as followers of Christ to be the voices with the loudest message: to love our neighbor as Christ loves His church.”
A local pastor reminded our team of this important plea from the Word of God in 2 Chronicles 7:14, “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
We are asking the Lord to search our hearts and recognize there is room for all of us to grow. We are committed to pray because we want God to heal our land, and we know without Him, it can’t be done. We are praying for peace across the nation in Jesus’ name.