GOOD NEWS Powerful Photo of Woman Praying With Deputy Goes Viral
With so many Americans divided over the ongoing debate about policing and race, here's a story that gives you hope.
A powerful Facebook post showing a Louisiana woman praying with a Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputy is going viral and resonating with people all across the country.
Kim Muyaka posted the photo of her and the uniformed officer praying over the weekend, writing, "Violence is not the answer."
Muyaka told the Independent Journal Review that she felt God calling her to pray with the deputy:
I had been praying about the situations going on in America, based on what happened in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis and Dallas, all over the place. Then God dropped in my heart that I need to reach out to someone else to pray with, someone outside my race. I wondered, "What if I don’t find someone to do that with?"
When I was at Benny’s Car Wash putting air in [the] back tires, I saw the deputy making sure everything was going well and in order and I knew — this was the opportunity.
As I approached him, I honked my horn and told him to come to my car. I slowly opened my car door and said to him, "Sir, God has put on my heart to pray with you, not against you."
As he grabbed my hands I could feel the fear inside him, and his hands were shaking. After I finished praying, he was relieved.
Most of the time the cops are doing their job. Nine times out of ten, it’s not about the cops. If a black person kills a black person, no one gets mad, but if a white cop kills a black man, everyone’s upset.
Today, judgment is all based on color. It should be based something totally different — color has nothing to do with what’s happening. I’ve seen things that happened to white people that I don’t approve of, too.
All lives matter: Christian lives, homosexual lives, all lives. I’m not here to judge people, but we should remember that all lives do matter. We all bleed the same color once we’re cut.
Muyaka's powerful Facebook post has been shared more than 20,000 times since it was posted on Saturday.
The 23-year-old said she plans on holding a prayer service for peace in downtown Baton Rouge this weekend.
She explained that she believes America will never be great again until we put God back into society.