Tales of Fight and Frustration

Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow (Isaiah 1:17). 

It is clear that there is a biblical imperative to fight for those who others have left behind and who find themselves without a safety net to fall back on. Jesus went back for those people who were hurting, ostracised and who didn’t fit into the mould society had made for them.

In the same way, I believe it is of vital importance that we seek out those whose lives may not look like our own, but who are desperately in need of someone to plead for them. Who might need understanding, who might need us to give them the benefit of the doubt and to see them as God sees them. As loved, as of incredible, intrinsic worth.

But what do we do when we fight against injustice and it remains? When we can’t surmount the barriers the world has put in place? We get angry, with the system, with others for letting them down, with God for letting it happen. In particular, we ask God why. And sometimes we don’t get the answer.

So. We grieve with those who are hurting. We allow ourselves to feel what they feel. We pray that God would intercede in a way which goes beyond and outside the confines of the world we work in. We fight for the next one, in the way that He continues to fight and plead for us.

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