Cry of the Heart
What motivates you every day to get up and go? What frustrates you and has the potential to lead you down the road to disillusionment? When the path we are on seems filled with struggles, it is good to take a moment and reflect on these questions. When we did that, and asked why Micah is relevant for today this was the cry from the heart:
“God of love and justice, God of compassion and mercy, God who came and lived amongst us, who died for us that we may have life in all its fullness, we cry out to you that the evidence of your Kingdom amongst us now has become blurred with divisions, disunity, dichotomies, distrust and disempowerment. We need you to re-unite, reconcile, restore, recover and revive us so that we may reflect your Kingdom in our hurting and broken world, that we may be like Jesus to all: proclaiming freedom for the prisoner, recovery of sight for the blind, release for the oppressed, and good news to the poor – that now is the year of the Lord.” We need an integrated and integral mission response.
Micah thus represents:
- a uniting space and platform for the bringing together of local churches, Christian initiatives (aid, mission, business, colleges and seminaries), denominations, alliances and movements to learn, inspire, challenge, wrestle with and commit to an integral and missional response in our world from both individual and corporate groups (family, church, community, organisations)
- a united call to engage in responding in solidarity to the travesty of poverty, injustice and conflict.
Micah exists to enable a greater solidarity in learning and action in our shared vision to see God’s Kingdom come. We represent unity in our diversity, passion for integral mission, taking responsibility to be salt and light in all circumstances. Together we can make a difference.
However, this is a movement that requires not a token nod of the head, but a rolling up of the sleeves, an intentionality to engage and serve one another for the sake of the Kingdom. It requires a decision every day to be a blessing to others.
We have a message, backed up in action, covered in love that when delivered together is totally transforming our world. We are part of a move of God that is stirring up believers, activating his church to be the light and salt it was called to be.
May I invite you to roll up your sleeves and share this challenge, this task, the time and space that God has given us.
For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. (2 Corinthians 4:5).
United in Christ