[quote style="boxed"]Wherever we find ourselves, we can make a difference – Pursuing Justice by Ken Wytsma[/quote]
In 13 days I will be on a plane from Nashville to Guatemala. Nerves are kicking in. Praying for safe travels there and back as I leave my family for 5 days.
One thing I know is that this experience is exactly what God has planned for me. To see the world through His eyes. I don’t know the needs of those we will be meeting or the children that we will meet but I know they each need to be loved and given justice to those that are suffering.
Psalm 146:6-9 says,
He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them—he remains faithful forever. He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets prisoners free, the Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous. The Lord watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
Ken Wytsma says, “People are hungry for justice”. So is God. It’s evident in His Word as Jesus was concerned for the poor. It was also given with His death and resurrection. It is time to not be blind to the issues around us whether foreign or domestic. We are to be the hands and feet of the One that we are not worthy to stoop down and untie. (Mark 1:7)
I am excited to be on this journey with these guys. I’m sure each of us is wondering what experiences God has for us when we arrive in Guatemala. The stories we will tell. Follow us on this journey as we begin to prepare our hearts and our minds to all that God has for us and those that we will meet.
Until next time…