i n d e s c [r] i b a b l e: kony 2012. where is God? it’s so hard for me, as a Christian, to watch...
where is God?
it’s so hard for me, as a Christian, to watch all the injustice in the world and all the innocence die without anyone knowing or caring while the first world people complain about having to get timeline on facebook when they didn’t ask for it.
God is just. so where is…
This is really my opinion and my thoughts, so you have every right to disagree with me….
The german theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, wrote that “the church is the physical manifestation of Christ on earth.” Jesus, who is in every nature God, came down to earth for those who are oppressed and poor. A just God. And if we are to believe that we are to be like Jesus and believe what Bonhoeffer said is true, than the answer to the questions, “Where is God? and Where is the justice?”, is us. We are to be God’s justice in this world.
What troubles me that this doesn’t inspire much. And I confess, it doesn’t inspire me either. or at least inspiring me to go to some place in Africa and be a missionary. =[ We’ve become too comfortable with sitting at our desks or couches watching the world from afar. Throwing our moneys at organizations is a lot easier than us doing something about it. personally. Of course, I’m not saying that the only way to make a difference in the world has to be outside our country. I’m just suggesting that there should be more Christians doing God’s justice everywhere. Especially in the U.S. not just in Africa.
I have always been appreciative of Chris and Tammy for starting the homeless ministry. It reminds us that there ARE people in our country that are suffering as well. Not to the extent of the pictures we see in Africa, but suffering nonetheless. And it’s a real tangible way of showing God’s love and grace to real people. True, just giving food, snack, and toiletries isn’t really doing much. But we are doing something aren’t we? it may not have a lasting effect, but we go and give food, just like Jesus came for the oppressed and the poor. To show God’s love, grace, mercy, and justice to those who need it the most.
I don’t believe in a God who magically does things or a God who is aloof and says “there is a plan”. I believe in a God who humbled himself to come down to earth and does God’s work. (or His’ work. I don’t know….)
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- myheartbelongstochrist said: God IS just. We cannot blame Him for the injustice that happens in the world. Sin is to blame. We are ALL sinners. We should ALL not allowed to even exist. But God is gracious.
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