Since we will be gone Saturday to attend the funeral for Lynn Cazier here is Saturday’s devotion. 

Marie’s daily verse: God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16). 

DAILY DEVOTION, January 8, 2022

He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8).

More on justice. Two people are strolling by the riverside when they see a baby in the river. They jump in, rescue the baby. The next day they see two babies in the river. Again they rescue the babies. The next day they see many babies in the river. They call the Emergency Medical Service and rescue as many as they can, but many of the babies struggle and drown. The first man says to the other, “Isn’t it wonderful that through our faith we are here during this tragic time of need?” “Yes,” says the other man, “but I think we better get moving and go to the head of the river and find out why all these babies are getting thrown into the river in the first place and put a stop to it.” Rescuing the babies is obviously important. It is an act of kindness. But going to the head of the river to stop babies from getting thrown into the river is an act of justice. And we need both. We need to be kind, but we also need to be champions of justice.

Kindness took place when a Caucasian had compassion for a black man during slavery days and provided food or other needs.  Justice occurred when slavery was abolished.

Again, Father, I pray that you will open my eyes to see the injustice in the world, and then vote, pray, do what I can to see that justice prevails. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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