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A Kiss from Rose| February 19th

God knew whom you were going to be before you were born. He knew your trials, victories, joys, and sadness. You may not understand His purpose for your life, but continue to trust Him. You will claim the victory and everything will be clear. God has His hands in every person birthed into this world.

Let's look at the birth of John the Baptist:

John the Baptist had a miraculous birth. God spoke about John hundreds of years before he came. He was to be the forerunner of the LORD, the Messiah, and savior of the world. His parents were descendants of Aaron, the first priest of Israel. They were trusting in the promises of God, yet Elizabeth was barren, but God opened up her womb. When the time came for her to give birth, the angel Gabriel announced it to Mary, the mother of Jesus, Zacharias, and Elizabeth. When John was born, his father uttered a remarkable prophecy about God's faithfulness and His promises to Israel and all people.

"But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb. And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God." - Luke 1:13-16


1 Samuel 1:27

"I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him."

Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future."

Psalms 139:13-16

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made."

Jeremiah 31:3

"I have loved you with an everlasting love."

James 1:17

"Every good and perfect gift is from above."

Jeremiah 1:5

"Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born I set you apart;"

Black History/ Facts

Sheriff Victor Hill was born in Charleston, South Carolina, where he attended public school and studied criminal justice at Trident Technical College. His law enforcement career began at 18 years of age when he joined the City of Charleston Police Department serving under legendary Police Chief Ruben Greenburg. Victor pursued career growth opportunities and was hired by the Clayton County Police Department. Victor eventually earned promotion to Robbery Homicide Detective. Furthermore, he became Clayton County's first African American officer serving as a hostage negotiator in crisis events.

" As I am celebrating my 46th birthday today, I am reminded that I can be someone's black history fact one day just like Victor Hill is my black history fact. We are Charleston strong!" - Alston Shropshire



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