- Posted June 19, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
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A Gentle Giant Falls: In Loving Memory of Rodney King
A Gentle Giant Falls
In The Year 2012 “Amid a Firestorm of Hatred”
In Loving Memory
To the Family, Fiancee, Associates and Admirers of Mr. King~
Please accept our heartfelt condolences in the loss of your loved one. From all accounts, Mr. King was a loving, gentle, soft-spoken, “Giant.” Having lived on this earth only “47” years seems like a “short” time. . . but as a Believer in Jesus Christ, who walked this Earth only “33” years- our days are numbered. It is our “Hope” that the Father (God)- those Christian Friends who truly “Love” you, admirers of the principles that Mr. King stood for and people of all Race, Creed and Color wrap their arms around you with comfort that sustains you through this period of grief.
Of one thing I am certain-- “Mr King fulfilled one of the principles that few of us can honestly say we have; that will guarantee us “Everlasting Life”--
“It is By Forgiving- That One is Forgiven!”
Looking through the prism at the “World” today, maybe “God,” in His infinite Mercy did not want to answer some of the questions we have asked in prayer. Maybe the scripture passage. . .
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God” -Matthew 5:9
And need we never forget . . .
Matthew 5:11-12- “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
Maybe, just maybe, Mr. King was a “Gentle Giant” who knew God better than we ever imagined. Only God judges the “Heart” of Man . . . and just “maybe” that should give us “peace.”
Be Blessed! We do know of a certainty that “It is by Dying that One Receives Everlasting Life.”
Yours in Christ,
Betty and Kimberly Kiel
Don Lemon's Interview with Rodney King: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWhYmb1sANM
Whitney Houston Story: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-746959
God Speaks to Bobbi Kristina: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-760541
Stone is Rolled Away: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-774430
In Loving Memory of Kendrec McDale: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-770120