A little girl takes her father’s hand as they walk to the neighborhood park. Her braids dance in the wind as she looks into the strong face of the man she calls Daddy. She’s confident, secure and loved. It’s written all over her little brown face. The smile on her face says, “I’m protected. I’m loved. I belong to somebody.” A little boy steps up to bat for his little league baseball team. He gently scans the stands to see the face of his father. His father stands up with his strong arms across his broad chest and gives his son an assuring glance. Immediately that little boy feels ten feet tall. He clutches the bat even tighter. He’s ready. He gets in position to hit a home-run. His small stature says, “I’m supported. I’m acknowledged. I’m loved. I belong to somebody.”
To all the beautiful African-American men STANDING! Keep being strong and courageous – roaring like a lion protecting your family & community! Keep loving your wives, children, and community! Keep raising your children in the faith and being a strong presence for fatherless children! Keep praying, laughing, encouraging, teaching, and STANDING! WE NEED TO SEE YOU! STAND! When you stand WE SEE GOD!
By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light so that they could travel by day or night. Neither the pillar o [...]