Our history has no dress rehearsals
The thing that hath been, it [is that] which shall be; and that which is done [is] that which shall be done: and [there is] no new [thing] under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9 (KJV)
By Bobby R. Henry, Sr.
Life is real. There are no dress rehearsals, no cast calls, no opening night. When you come in your roles have been assigned. No props-it’s all for real. There are no opening nights. There are no commercials, no retakes; it’s all: “Lights, Camera Action!” Cartoons don’t exist and you can’t breathe underwater without scuba gear. Avatar, Get Out and Planet of the Apes are not documentaries of Black Lives Matter. Ozzie and Harriet, Leave it to Beaver and Andy Griffin did expose us to the views and wants of most of White America’s ideal world-with almost no Black people. ‘I Love Lucy’, you did too just like a cousin. The Black Panther movie is not a sequel to Planet of the Apes. People of Color are not the invisible men nor women. There is no such thing as the Walking Dead. Believe it or not gun laws are not enforced, police are good people and every Black person that has a nice care is not an athlete and by-the-way, all white people are not rich. The history of a people is not defined by those who oppress them nor by those who run from it. History is recorded by the way we treat each other, defined by the accomplishments that we made to make this world a better place for all and will only last when the truth is told. There are no dress rehearsals to life and life is History not (his)story. We cannot go into the film room to cut and splice, to edit out that which has been done to make a scene great; the final cut is just what it is-FINAL.
“Dear God in the name of Jesus I pray that my history, when it is read from The Book Of Life, You will say well done my good and faithful servant. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
LOOKING UNTO JESUS THE AUTHOR AND FINISHER OF OUR FAITH
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