Say it!

Thought Bubbles

Then God said, “Let there be light.”  And, there was light, and God saw that the light was good.

Then God said, “When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all living creatures.”

Then the angel said to Abraham, “I will return to you in due season, and your wife Sarah shall have a son.” Then Sarah, who had been listening, said, “Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old? Is anything too wonderful for God?” 

Then God said, “ I have heard the groaning of the Israelites whom the Egyptians are holding as slaves and I have remembered them.”

Then Ruth said, “Do not press me to leave you or turn back from following you.  Where you go, I will go; where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God; where you die, there I will be buried.”

Then Hannah prayed and said, “God raises up the poor from the dust.  God lifts up the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor.”

Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.”

And then a voice came out of heaven and said, “You are my child, my beloved, with you I am well pleased.”

Then Jesus said, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because God has anointed me to bring good news to the poor.  God has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of God’s favor.”

Then a loud voice from the throne said, “See, the home of God is among mortals.  God will dwell with them; they will be her peoples, and God herself will be with them; she will wipe every tear from their eyes.  Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.”

If we know anything about scripture, we know this: God is still speaking in and through God’s people.  

So, the question is simple: what will you say today?  Will you lift up your voice and join in God’s chorus of hope, justice, peace, and love?  Will you speak into the brokenness and violence all around?  Will you banish the shadows of hate and fear with the breath that is in your lungs already?  

If Christianity is anything, it is the act of "saying;" it is the Word made flesh, in you (because if not you, than who?)  

So, what will you say today?


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