Amidst the violent reactions that George Floyd’s death caused, the niece of leader Martin Luther King Jr. expressed that this event is like a cry for help to God.
Alveda King, is a minister of the Gospel, as was her uncle in his time. In addition to being the most important figure in history who fought tirelessly for racial equality, he asked other Christian leaders to call for peace to end the present hatred.
Repentance and prayer
In an article written for Fox News, King advised others in her position to show through prayer that peace in God will be the only thing that will end the wave of violence.
“Right now, here in America we are in a season of repentance and revival. It is very important for spiritual leaders to lead the way in repentance and prayer; especially with the violence erupting out of Minneapolis spreading destruction across the country like wildfire,” the evangelist said.
“As leaders, we must encourage people who are frightened and frustrated. We must stand in solidarity and unity as one human race. We must reject the socially engineered concept that our skin colors and ethnicities divide us into racial groups,” she added.
“I have decided to stick with love”
Seeing how the protests are slowly consuming his country, Alveda King is keeping his uncle’s dreams alive, a world where people “will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
As Martin Luther King once said: “When we value the human personality we won’t kill anybody.” He also said: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. I have decided to stick with love; hate is too great a burden to bear.”
She expresses that, if MLK were alive at this time, he would be fighting against racism but without signs of violence.
“MLK spoke those words in defense of non-violence; he refused to promote violence as a solution to the ills of society. Martin Luther King preached love, not hate; peace, not violence; and universal brotherhood, not racism.”
“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend,” he said in 1963.
Jesus Christ, your anchor
Even in the midst of the most daunting forecast, he calls for keeping eyes on Jesus and for Him to be his anchor, “America is in flux, with George Floyd, Martin Luther King Jr., COVID-19 and unborn aborted babies all whirling around in a chaotic storm. Peace be still. Anchor with the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” she advised.
“If only my uncle could still be with us now; fighting nonviolently for justice and against all manifestations of hatred and racism. As we are in the eye of the storm, the solution remains: peace be still. No peace, no justice. I believe MLK would agree.”
— 🇺🇸 Teressa 🇺🇸⭐⭐⭐ (@TiKiNMs) June 1, 2020