Tuesday, January 29, 2013

when injustice screams and you can't help but help ...

This thought, like a thread, weaves through my days lately ... what if?

What if Harriet Tubman and her fellow abolitionists hadn't fought? What would have happened to an estimated 100,000 and their descendants

What if Corrie ten Boom had not risked her life and sacrificed her family?  "The Jews whom the ten Booms had been hiding at the time of their arrests remained undiscovered and all but one, an old woman named Mary, survived." (Wikipedia) 

What if we refuse to fight this horror with everything we have?  What will happen to her?

Photo credit: National Geographic

Injustice bleeds into confusion when I let my heart surrender to broken.  I. Don't. Get. This. At. All.

How can you sell the daughter you nursed? The one who sat on your knee and played with your beard?  How, oh how could you?

The Lord answers, “Can a woman forget the baby she nurses?
    Can she feel no kindness for the child to which she gave birth?
Even if she could forget her children,
    I will not forget you.
See, I have written your name on my hand.
    Jerusalem, I always think about your walls.
Your children will soon return to you,
    and the people who defeated you and destroyed you will leave.
Look up and look around you.
    All your children are gathering to return to you.”
The Lord says, “As surely as I live,
    your children will be like jewels
    that a bride wears proudly.
              -Isaiah 49:15-18 (NCV)

I have hope and I will not stop fighting.  

Lord, make me like Harriet and Corrie - make me strong and help me fight with perseverance and hope, making a different destiny for precious lives in bondage now.  They are destined for freedom, and I don't want to find out what will happen if I don't fight.  I will do whatever it takes.  Because they are worth it.  And You are worthy.

Some links to organizations who are also fighting for JUSTICE:

The Exodus Road  (two more days left to order your t-shirt.  Be an billboard for change and support real rescues)

What if you fight too?

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