There have been reports– ones that are opinionated and more narrative in nature, than news reports that I usually speak about.
They are reports speaking about how even the United States has seemed to benefit from the suffering Boko Haram has caused1, and how, even when free, those Chibok girls who are no longer being held captive are now being held “captive” by the Nigerian government, as they are re-integrated into their society.2
Today, as I read Psalms 9 & 10, I came away with one profoundly comforting thing, especially now, in the light of these news reports…
And I feel like someone, I don’t exactly know who, needs to hear this encouragement. It is this:
Not only is Jesus all-powerful, Sovereign, and for us;
He is a God of Justice. And He is working and moving, to bring Justice to these horrifically ravaged, yet innocent, lives.
Are you oppressed? Afflicted? Innocent, yet seen as guilty or treated as such?
Are you the one doing the oppressing?
Whoever you are, and whatever you’re doing, this is the Truth:
Jesus is coming, friend; and when He rules and reigns on this earth, perfect Justice will be served.
Justice is coming, and Christ is for you. Hold on; don’t lose hope.
May true Justice be had for all of these young women.
Do you know Jesus?
Are you oppressed? Being hated on for no good reason?
You are not alone in this feeling.
This is what the Bible says when speaking about Jesus: “He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.”
(Isaiah 53:3-4, NIV)
Jesus knows exactly how you feel; but here is the clencher: Christ never sinned, and yet died for the dirty, death-giving sins we all committed. He died the death we deserve.
Honestly, why would Christ do this? And why did He need to do this? Learn more about Jesus Christ, what He did, and why it matters, here.
Please pray for (find our prayer sheet, here):
- The Chibok girls. Please pray for their Justice and Freedom in Christ– that they would all know Him personally, and would experience the freedom only He can give. Find some of their names and pictures, here.
- Help for the Nigerian military. Please pray that they would not give up in this war against Boko Haram.
I know I say it in each post, but I truly thank you for reading, praying, and supporting this cause. May Jesus draw you closer to Himself! 🙂