Welcome to a special edition of Morning Tea
In Memory of 9 Lives Lost
"Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know that they are happy." -Author Unknown
The members of the First Coast Tea Party are praying for each of the victims of this horrible tragedy and for a hedge of healing and protection to surround each family member in their time of loss and sorrow. Our love is sent to all those with broken hearts and for the community of Charleston.....
"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."
"The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that's what you've given me. That's what I'd hoped to give you forever."
"For always - forever beyond here on to eternity. For always - you will here with me. For Always - I will know that you are here deeply inside of me. For always - you are inside my heart."
As we always do we ask "why?" Most often we never know and we lean on our faith to carry us through the darkness knowing that our God is good and that all that happens is his plan. Each of these beautiful people have left us with their loved ones, who today need the love and support of all Americans. Survivors, who have shown each of us in this troubled land that it is unity, respect of our fellow man combined with love and forgiveness that should bind us in our everyday lives. For we are all God's children. Let their lives not have been in vain let us unit as one in peace.
As Americans, we have a role now in order to respond to the people of Charleston. We think of Mother Teresa who said: "We don't do great things, we do small things with great love." If our country could come together doing those small things whatever they might be..........we can touch the folks of Charleston. "The giving heart gathers." They are people of faith and they need to know that America mourns with them. They are truly Gods servants with faith and they have shown us the way.
I share with you the words of Alveda King:
"Bad things keep happening all over. Now Charleston, S.C., is the tragic main event. We need to pray for America. "We must learn to live together as brothers [and sisters] or perish as fools,” as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. eloquently and succinctly put it. I was in route for a prayer vigil and march when I got the call. All eyes are on Charleston. Violence is still looming and lurking.
Understand that evil knows no color. My grandmother Alberta King was shot down and killed by a crazed black man while playing the organ in Ebenezer Church in Atlanta in 1974. My mother Naomi King, Daddy AD's wife, was in the ambulance with Big Mama when she died. We didn't riot; we prayed. Decisive prayerful and positive action is needed now! Granddaddy King said, “Pray and forgive."
Pray, don't riot. People are being slaughtered in the womb, in their beds, and for God's sake while worshiping in church. This isn't just about race. It's time for the human race of Acts 17:26 to pray for America."
Please leave a message of love and support for the families
We will make ever effort to send your words on to them.