In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and she shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.
~ Jeremiah 33.1
What is this cow waiting for? Justice?
Perhaps, but my guess is she’s waiting for the rain to stop. It was raining when I took this photo in Ireland, as it did nearly every day we were there riding our bikes.
We could have waited for the rain to stop, but we wouldn’t have seen much of the country. And I guess we could wait for justice to come, but chances are it will never show up if we just wait for it.
Justice is something we must do. We must make it happen.
REFLECT: Kids are often concerned with what is fair. They have an understanding of justice that is often straightforward and rooted in love and treating people well. As we grow older, we unlearn these basic instincts towards compassion and equity. But the kids are right. Treating people well is the root from which justice springs forth. It’s something we do. How do you know something is fair? How do you treat people fairly? What do you do if you witness someone being treated unfairly?
This blog includes thoughts from various contributors at Seattle First Baptist