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This I know to be True - a reflection from Christine Bor

In this time of loss and lament, the Northside Church family is offering poems, devotionals, Scripture, and personal reflections to challenge and encourage the body of Christ. We are grateful for each contributor's willingness to share, amid heavy-hearts and deep grief.  May our humble, imperfect, and vulnerable lament lead us to our Savior, and may His goodness, peace and comfort strengthen us for the work ahead. 
This I know to be true: God is the Defender of the weak and the fatherless, upholding the cause of the poor and oppressed. There is both a comfort and warning to be found in those words.

I have shed so many tears the past few days longing for the day that evil no longer feels so loud. For a corner to turn where the enormity of darkness is no longer debilitating as it attempts to quiet hope. And then I remember that I have no idea what it means to be Black in America because of my unique intersectionality. Although not White, I will never know what it feels like to exper…

I've fueled the flames - by Corinne Tucker

In this time of loss and lament, the Northside Church family is offering poems, devotionals, Scripture, and personal reflections to challenge and encourage the body of Christ. We are grateful for each contributor's willingness to share, amid heavy-hearts and deep grief.  May our humble, imperfect, and vulnerable lament lead us to our Savior, and may His goodness, peace and comfort strengthen us for the work ahead. 
I've fueled the flames- by Corinne Tucker
The fact that no one died in Christian Cooper’s video doesn’t mean it wasn’t a tragedy. It means our everyday normal is a tragedy.

Because here’s the thing: interactions like that happen all the time. Amy Cooper knew instinctively what kind of society we live in: one in which she would be believed and protected because she is white, and where he would be feared, distrusted, and crushed because he is black. Amy Cooper had an awful power in her hands. The power to be believed and protected at the cost of another human being’s l…