I had an early start yesterday and was not able to post, but what has been on my heart that last few days is the amount of evil and terror that is being created in the Middle East now. This is a very unsettling time, and is something that all of us should pay a bit of attention to. I am reminded of the quote that I shared before that hangs in the Holocaust Museum in D.C..
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out —
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out –
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out –
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me. (Martin Niemoller)
Stop and spend a little bit of time praying for those in the area of ISIL and think about how your actions today, albeit small, could help in any way. It might just be the impact that you have on someone which continues to spread the message of the Christ around the world.
17 Learn to do good;
Reprove the ruthless,
Defend the orphan,
Plead for the widow. Isaiah 1:17 (NASB)