God has called his children to be about being an advocate for the oppressed. From the Old Testament to Jesus in the New Testament, the message is the same. As we read in Micah 6:8, “He has shown you, O Mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and walk humbly with your God.” We also see Jesus teaching us in the Parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10, “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”
There are many areas of participating in Biblical justice. Advocacy for the poor immigrants to our country, the racially oppressed just to name a few are areas that we seek to help advance the cause that God has laid on our heart. This year, Madison aims to advance our cause as a family in seeking to improve racial reconciliation between our churches in the 37115 zip code. Before we can even think about improving relations in Nashville as a whole, we have to be sure that we are loving all of our Christian brothers and sisters across all racial lines.
We humbly invite our fellow Christians this upcoming winter as we begin our journey!