Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. Ephesians 4:3
I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought. 1 Corinthians 1:10
I am so very thankful for this movement. It is about time that these forces unite to fight the crime epidemic here in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County! Nothing is sacred in our community anymore, nothing is off limits to these criminals. They do not respect life or property. I have to thank Mayor Keller for his leadership on this issue.
We are seeing progress in the crime fighting efforts in our city since Keller took office. The visit by the New York Police officials really helped in putting this new plan together. It is so wonderful to see movement in the biggest issue facing us here in Albuquerque, CRIME!
Praise God for the leadership of Mayor Keller, ABQ Chief Mike Geier, State Police Chief Pete Kassetas and Bernalillo County Sheriff Manny Gonzales.
This is the best news on the crime fighting issue here in ABQ I have seen since we moved here in 1995!
Please be in prayer over this effort of unification to fight evil.
Mercy Alarid a Christian Leader here in Albuquerque and of Passion Church, spoke about the most recent killing spree in ABQ yesterday:
This is the fourth homicide in four days in Albuquerque. The rage and the callousness in our city can’t be solved by law enforcement only. We need to pray for conviction and repentance to apprehend hearts before conflicts happen. As we pray for justice to be done in these four cases, let’s pray for future crimes to be stopped by true repentance. And that repentance must start with Christians.
Thousands in our city will not step foot in a church but they interact with us every day at home, at work, and at school. It’s time to share the message of Jesus with everyone we know in Albuquerque. We must reach out in real love. That can take on the form of a home-made meal, an act of service, a talk about spiritual matters and even a heartfelt prayer in the middle of a busy intersection. Lives depend on it so we can’t be too busy to listen.
This is not a platitude. It is an urgent matter that lies in the hands of Albuquerque Christians. While the police do their job, we must do ours. One day we will answer for our city and we won’t be able to blame APD for its problems. We will be asked what we did to reach our city, to love the unloveable, and to preach the only message that changes the heart of men. How would you answer that question? If your answer falls short, as mine does today, there’s still time to fall on our knees, repent and do the works of God-preach, teach, heal the sick, love the outcasts, and bring deliverance to the broken in our city. God is counting on you!