Tuesday, March 02, 2010

A Pivotal Time

Family and Friends -

I only have a second, but wanted to ask for fervent prayer today as our school board (if they stick to their agenda items) votes on topics that have ripped our county apart: mandatory year-round school attendance and bussing for diversity. With four newly-elected board members who have upset the status quo, you can imagine how tensions have run here. I wish I had time to go into details, but suffice it to say that things have gotten ugly, even scary. Media spin has been out of control as false accusations, threats, speculation, and panic mind-sets have caused citizens to blow things out of proportion and throw facts into the wind. Groups and individuals are fanning the fires of anything controversial they can think of in order to promote their viewpoints – most noticeably, racism.

Things have gotten way out of hand, and now, no matter what decisions the school board makes, an uproar will ensue. Please pray specifically for God’s presence to be felt at the marathon school board meetings today/tonight. Pray for His will to be done, and for protection for board members, WCPSS staff, and all attendees. Please pray for those of us speaking today, that our words will help, not hinder. Pray for our children, who seem to get lost in the shuffle of political maneuvering and agenda-pushing.


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