Say So! And how, and when, and where…

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy

Psalm 107: 2

 

 

Beloved of God,

The Christian witness and faith call for us to be vocal. There is no way around it. We who have been redeemed (saved) have an obligation to say something about the God who loved us so much that He sent His Son Jesus to die for the sins of the whole world. The expansion of both the message of Jesus during His ministry and the Good News in the early church, is made possible in part because of what people said about Jesus. The Bible uses phrases like “what was noised about Him”, and we are given the command to go into all the world with the Gospel.

With this as the backdrop of our faith, we should take the psalmist’s words insistence on the” redeemed of the Lord say[ing] so” to heart. I would push us past the normal ideas of the text simply being about testifying of the goodness of the Lord and expand the reading of it to speaking up (saying so) when silence would be detrimental and harmful. Those of us who claim the Lordship of Christ cannot be silent on issues of inequity, injustice and inequality. The body of Christ has a prophetic obligation to proclaim that the Lord is on the side of the disinherited. The body of Christ cannot be silent as racism, sexism, classism become more overt. In fact, we must talk about where the Lord has brought us to and how the Lord has brought us to where we are. We do our fellow man a disservice by not talking about the transforming power of God that is made manifest in our lives.

With this in mind, let today be the day that you begin to speak up and declare what God has done for you and what God desires for His creation.
 
In Him,
Pastor Wright