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“When we become a culture that denies our history, we become just another social club…”
“It wouldn’t have been so bad if they were any other profession, but they were card carrying fishermen.” was spoken, I thought about the battle that we have been fighting for five years to protect our fishermen from being persecuted for continuing to support themselves and feed their families from our waterways as our elders and ancestors did for generations. Just as with the fishermen in the scriptures, this is their livelihood.
As I stood in the place of the outpouring, “Bethesda Christian Fellowship” on historic St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, I saw the Spirit of GOD filling the space and moving through the congregation. I could feel the presence of those that are now in the realm of the ancestors that had been a part of this congregation and used to sing, “Come by Here Lawd!”
Pastor Doe clearly and eloquently outlined the context of the story in Numbers 12 and explained that the… only thing that they had in common was their God.” As he said this, I pondered the Gullah/Geechee Nation and its beginnings and how having the same GOD held together the numerous African ethnic groups now throw together in the belly of the beast and then held against their wills in the bondage of enslavement kept them through it all.