But when we define the Church as the body of believers at large, then the truth is we have tended to shy away from discussing certain topics and bringing important things into the light. Domestic violence is one of those things. We are called to be the ones raising our voices in our homes and in our communities, identifying injustice, and bringing hope and healing into dark places. So why is it that we stay so silent?
For one, I think many of us don’t feel qualified. We don’t think we know enough about this subject or that subject in order to begin the conversation. But what we don’t realize is that you don’t have to be an expert to be an influencer. You don’t have to have all the answers, but you can still BE the answer.
We, Church, are called to be the conversation starters. God can use our passion for justice to start conversations that bring healing and hope. It doesn’t take an expert; it only takes a willing heart. Someone who is willing to not only ask the hard questions and bring up the difficult subjects, but to also respond with grace and mercy.
In Isaiah 54 God says, All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children.
We are the children of God and He shall teach us the way of peace. He shall strengthen us to become the conversation starters in our communities. As this writer says, we don’t have to feel qualified, the Holy Spirit is the wonderful counselor, He will guide us into all truth and enable us at all times.
March 10 2017