“Is This Patriot Enough?” (John 20:27-28)

The recent racially-motivated attacks against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have once again embroiled this nation in racial unrest. Every story is tragic. Numerous people have raised their voices in support of Asians who have been cruelly targeted. This testimony of one Asian elected government official in Ohio resonated deeply with me and many who viewed it. He was disgusted with the attacks and the years he has spent proving his loyalty to his adopted country of America. As he shockingly demonstrated in the video, “Is this patriot enough?”

Asian American official asks if his military scars are ‘patriot enough’ – CNN

We live in a fallen world and racism will continue to be with us. When one group of people attacks another because of the color of their skin or ethnicity, it is an attack upon all of us. Yet, so quickly and recklessly, the liberal and woke media conveniently blame one group or another as the source of the problems, pitting the races against one another, fomenting more strife and division. 

Millions of patriots still bear the physical and emotional scars of their honorable service to our country. When we view the actual scars, it is no longer an abstract concept, it sears the very souls of all who witness it. Thomas was not present when Jesus first appeared to the disciples after the Resurrection. In fact, he emphatically stated, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.” John 20:25 (NKJV)

Eight days later, Jesus appeared before the disciples and this time, Thomas was present. When he viewed the physical wounds that Jesus endured at His Crucifixion, he believed that Jesus is God. 

Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.” And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”

John 20:27-28 (NKJV)

When we witnessed the horrible scars on this Ohio government official, we understood in a very graphic manner what sacrifice he made on the behalf of our country. The scars he bears are not limited to any race within our country. Jesus Christ knows his pain and the suffering of all who have been attacked. He is in Heaven at this moment, still bearing the physical scars of His sacrifice on our behalf. Jesus grieves with all who are targeted for violence or discrimination because of the color of their skin or ethnicity. He is God and He created all of us. We are related genetically and connected spiritually through Him.

It is time to stop listening to the wisdom of men and the woke media and turn our hearts to God and listen to His Word. 

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.

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