What moves you?
Injustice should move you and me to action. It’s different for each person. Some of you are moved by abortion. You want to give a voice to the unborn. Some of you are mad about prejudice and racial injustice. The George Floyd video has ignited a hotbed of protest around the world. Maybe you’re most moved by the modern-day slavery crisis some call “human trafficking”.
The Lord is just, and He will reward you for fighting injustice.
My wife has been moved by the human trafficking problem in Las Vegas and Nevada. She had no personal experience as a prostitute or training as a social worker. I married a great woman, a good girl, you might say. I was somewhat of a bad boy, but God forgave me and gave me a second chance.
I’ve discovered God can move on a heart to fight injustice. One day, Denise shared her burden for girls that had been caught in the sex industry. She started to pray for just one. Then another came, then another. Their lives were shattered by abuse and pain. Each one desperately cried out for help, but there seemed to be no help for them.
Denise started a Bible study for these girls, and their lives began to change. One day, they asked to burn their old sex clothes and toys in one of our dumpsters. One woman was moved to help forgotten and abused women. What moves you to compassion?
1 John 3:17 talks about the need to respond to a need: “If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?” (NIV) If we claim to be Christians, something should move us.
When you find a heart to care, you’ll be moved to action, and lives will change.
You’re a miracle.