Today we’re celebrating three fantastic, incredible women:
Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson.
In a predominantly male field and one that had white men, too, these three women had a mission and did it in strength and offer hope to all people.
The black community braved a world where spaces were segregated and separated just for being black yet worked for the greater good even in the face of adversity and evil… a law that said you can’t and you don’t because you’re black. Brains and beauty is made in all shapes and colors and as we celebrate Black History Month, we get to celebrate in America… though blacks have faced disadvantages and legislation for simply being a different color, God’s designs for all men and women: he has a plan and purpose for all people… for these women in particular, they displayed God’s design!
Sometimes people see this or this movie or come across this… and the attitude goes “so what…”
Not a so what…
in a world where you’re told you can’t and won’t because your skin color… they stepped into the mission. Being made in the image of God (black, white, brown and all the shades) they were able to walk out Romans… God used all things for their good (and the good of nations) and HIS glory.
I celebrate these women today and we will be praying for the families that they’ll walk in a manner that calls others, especially those who may subscribe to “so what…” or those who minimize the contribution of these women.
Micah 6:8 NLT No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
Let’s pray: God we thank you for beauty and brains in the Black Community. You have called all people, Jews and Gentiles alike, that we get to walk in a manner worthy of the gospel. Lord, forgive us as a people who have treated those with black or dark skin like they were less than: we’re sorry Lord. Blacks should never have been segregated or treated less than. All people are made in your image. We repent and today we’re praying for the families and the lineage of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson. May these families be blessed, may they have favor in the sight of God and man. May they grow in wisdom in you. Lord, for our nation, we pray healing and for the Church body to step up and see that we have treated the Black Community as less than. The simple act of not letting a black person sit next to a white person just 50 years ago.. Lord, forgive us. God, teach us to walk into a heart after you that seeks justice, loves mercy and walks humbly with you.