Today Live 8 concerts are happening all over the world in a huge push to get the G8 leaders to commit to fair trade, increase aid and cancel debt in a bid to ‘Make Poverty History’. I am in awe that 8 men have the power to change literally millions of lives during meetings July 6-8th. That pushes me into action. I sign a petition, make my voice heard. E-mail the President and print out prayer points for my small group. My heart aches and I beg God to act. The need is so great that I feel my small part will not and does not make a difference. But then again, maybe it does. Mother Theresa says, “If you can’t feed 100 people. Feed one.” God’s word further admonishes us in Proverbs and Micah. Proverbs 31:8-9 says “Speak up for those who have no voice. Speak up, judge righteously, and defend the cause of the oppressed and needy.” Micah 6:8 says, “He has told you men what is good and what is it the Lord requires of you: Only to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” I am convicted by the Spirit to speak for those who have no voice and to love mercy. I am encouraged by those like Mother Theresa to act on what I am able to do and not to become overwhelmed by the need.
Lord show me how to act justly. Teach me how to love mercy, to walk humbly.
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