Written by cycleguy on June 8th, 2020

I wrote this for my Communion Thought/Mediation for this past Sunday (yesterday).  As I laid my head on the pillow last night I was thinking ahead to this morning’s Quiet Time.  This came rumbling back into my mind and when I woke up this morning it was still there. I decided I would share it with you today.

Events of the past week/week and a half have probably both sickened us and angered us. The death of someone should sicken and sadden us. The wanton destruction of lives and property is despicable and should anger us.  What I am about to say is not a political statement as you will see at the end:

Black lives matter.

White lives matter.

Chinese lives matter.

Russian lives matter.

American lives matter.

African lives matter.

Homosexual lives matter.

Straight lives matter.

Unborn babies’ lives matter.

Birth defected babies’ lives matter.

Young lives matter.

Old lives matter.

Rich lives matter.

Poor lives matter.

American lives matter.

Muslim lives matter.

The list is endless. Nowhere in the Scripture does it say anyone’s life doesn’t matter. Nor does it say anyone’s life is worth more than another.

How do I know that?  Romans 3:23 tells me “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”  We are all infected with the same disease. It is called SIN. 


And again, how do I know that? Because John 3:16 hasn’t changed. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (ESV)  There is a saying which says, “The ground is level at the foot of the cross.”  It does not matter who we are. It does not matter what color, race, nationality, status in life we are. We all have to come to the cross on the same level-sinners in need of a Savior.  No one group of people is singled out as being more important or more deserving of God’s love than any other.  (End of devotion)

We all must recognize our sad, sorry state of the inability to meet God’s standards and realize we are all the same. No life matters more than any other. 


13 Comments so far ↓

  1. Left a comment on your other blog, Bill!

  2. Lisa notes says:

    I hear what you’re saying and agree, Bill. All lives do matter. But sometimes we just need to focus our fire trucks on the house that is currently on fire, which right now is black lives.

    I love your conclusion that we all are equally important and deserving of God’s love. I appreciate that you love all people. May we all do likewise.

    • Jon Stolpe says:

      Lisa, I agree with your comment.

      Bill, I would typically have echoed your statement/prayer the “last time around.” After watching George Floyd unnecessarily suffer and die at the knee of a white police officer, I am beginning to see why “Black Lives Matter” is important right now.

      • cycleguy says:

        I understand what both of you are saying. The police officer needs to be charged with murder and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I am not excusing him at all or any other use of unnecessary force. I am opposed to encouraging the support of BLM-a Marxist, militant organization which is not really interested in dialogue but in destruction. And I am opposed to forgetting all the others who are oppressed wrongly.

  3. Well said, Bill. Thanx.

    God bless.

  4. Linda Stoll says:

    At this time of scary uncertainty, our only hope is to lean into Him and find what we need for healing and hope … so we can be very much present for those around us.

    Bless you.

  5. cycleguy says:

    From Betty: Preach it just that way brother…