God is in the streets, sometimes shouting through a megaphone, speaking through the voices of brown people and black people and young people. God is speaking truth to power, saying no to hate, sometimes getting arrested, doing whatever it takes to get our attention and to make all things new.
In the words of Micah 6:8, “Do justice, love mercy, walk humbly with your God.”
We have never needed you more. Don’t tell me, ‘I am too old.’ Don’t tell me, ‘I’m tired.’ Don’t tell me, ‘It’s somebody else’s turn.’ You’re it.
Standing with those who have been sidelined, standing with those on the margin, standing with those who are poor, standing with those who are part of marginalized communities, that’s standing right there side by side with Jesus. That’s where Jesus is. That’s where God is. And you can’t open a page of Scripture without seeing that.
You are the daughters of a trouble maker.
This message was adapted from a Bible study by Kelly Fryer at the Tenth Triennial Gathering in Minneapolis, July 13-16, 2017. Fryer wrote the 2017 summer Bible study in Gather magazine. Do you enjoy these free Daily Grace messages? If so, donate now to further the ministry.