To start bringing about healing and change in the world, our hearts must first be a little broken. We must see the loss, the inequality, the abuse of power and the pain—things that should make us angry. When they do, we can hitch that anger to courage and walk forward. Courage gives our anger wheels.
If you’ve been thinking that there is very little you can do to bring about God’s kingdom on the earth, you have been listening to fear. It’s true that as individuals, few of us have very much power, but with God and the community of faith, we are mighty. Giving our time and resources, speaking out for the vulnerable, making lifestyle changes, having meaningful conversations as we seek more ways to help change along—all of it matters.
This message is an excerpt from “Hope’s beautiful daughters” by Cara Strickland in the September 2019 issue of Gather magazine. Today we remember Isaac Watts, hymnwriter, who died in 1748.
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