Thursday, July 14, 2011

social injustice

I haven't written in a little while because I haven't had anything to say.... nothing besides, "Yay! John is crawling and pulling up on stuff already!" ... that's the baby update... now for a little bit of my heart and a prayer request.

I just finished watching God Grew Tired of Us about the Lost Boys in Sudan.
It was a really great documentary.
I love documentaries.
Ones about social injustices are especially moving. I cried.
Then I thought, I can get upset about stuff like that all day long but what GOOD is it if it doesn't move me enough to actually do anything!? I know I know... you can get really depressed if all you do is think about how screwed up everything is....but I didn't even pray for Sudan. I got a prophetic word for the nation back in 07 and I prayed for them then but the point is: am I making a special effort to acquaint myself with the suffering of other people so that I am stirred to pray (because I truly believe that's the BEST thing I can do... prayer warriors are world changers) or am I that content with my blinders that I will live my life every day and not give a damn about anybody else. Yes, I said Damn. And yes, I'm afraid that's where I have lived for the last few years.

Times are getting crazier and crazier.... I know that I could easily get overwhelmed. But I know my God is BIG and powerful and He cares for these people so I should too! He is waiting for us to stand in the gap and say, "No more!"

I was recently made aware of a very personal social injustice committed against a very good friend of mine. He's a super awesome guy. I have known his wife for a long time. He's a great Christian man. And, he's a cop. Well, he was. He has since resigned. He was wrongfully accused of sexual assault by this girl who apparently is prejudiced against cops. If you knew my friend Mat you would have the same reaction that I did! "That's the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard! He would never do that in a million years! If it weren't so serious, it would be laughable!" But it is serious. The city that he was a cop for is very corrupt to the point that no local lawyer would take his case for fear of losing their practice. If he is found guilty, he could face 20 years in prison.

So I'm asking, please pray for my friends, Mat and his wife Mallory. Pray for peace and that this whole ordeal would come to a quick end and that the truth would be revealed. Also pray for the young girl who has accused Mat. She needs the Lord and she needs to hear and listen to the Father's voice of correction and conviction.

Congratulations to the strong and victorious people of South Sudan who formed an independent nation just this week, July 9, 2011. I will be praying for them....

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