Waters, birth

But let justice roll down like waters,
and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.
—Amos 5:24

Yesterday at 4:37pm, in the pouring rain, surrounded by hundreds of Richmonders who arrived on the scene with little-to-no notice, the Stonewall Jackson monument at the corner of Monument Avenue and Arthur Ashe Boulevard was plucked from its pedestal and lowered to the ground—101 years after it was erected.

A few blocks away, Rumors of War stood tall, a work of art whose title pulls from these words from Matthew 24:

And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.

Lord, let your justice roll down like waters.
Bring on the birth pains.
Come, Lord Jesus.