Thursday, March 8, 2012

to give: kony 2012 & love146 [updated]

you may have already seen this.  if you haven't take half an hour for it. 

below are two videos that literally break my heart and stir in me such compassion and heartache that i don't know quite what to do.  we don't give enough.  we meaning ben & i, not 'we' like the world, although that might be true too. i want more than anything to be able to stand before our heavenly father someday and know that i cared for the people he cares for and helped the helpless that he would have rescued.  such evil is nearly inconceivable.  i pray that God would bring grace & justice to a crooked world.

kony 2012

i read [this] later in the day and thought i'd share it as well.  the tone feels harsh to me but i think she is trying to speak up for people. which i appreciate & it was educational.

isaiah 16
The oppressor will come to an end,
   and destruction will cease;
   the aggressor will vanish from the land. 
In love a throne will be established;
   in faithfulness a man will sit on it—
   one from the house of David—
one who in judging seeks justice
   and speeds the cause of righteousness.

isaiah 61
The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
   because the LORD has anointed me
   to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
   to proclaim freedom for the captives
   and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor
   and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
   a planting of the LORD
   for the display of his splendor.

1 comment:

  1. Jen thank you for sharing this - I've seen it posted on facebook, but didn't give it much notice...but your words challenged me to take the time to watch it....

    although i've totally ruined my makeup for the day.... i have been moved beyond words....moved to action....


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