The more we get involved in the Justice Project, the more I truly understand that this is what we were created for. everything else is stripped away, our soul truly craves to love and be loved. Everything from cleaning the refrigerator to working on the back porch was an outward display of the same heartbeat. It was a resounding “Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” His kingdom was there on Saturday, in a little corner of Reid Park, in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was a group of us coming together with willing hands and feet, with a mixture of personalities and abilities, to display the love of the One who first loved us.
Saturday’s story: As Erica and I were cleaning the freezer I wiped away a cockroach that was in there and quickly maneuvered to the sink where Luke was. I shook the cloth and watched the bug go down the drain. “No one wants bugs in their freezer…” I commented to Luke. Then of course, Luke being Luke, came up with some witty remark about my comment and then said it was the “phrase of the day” or something like that (Luke correct me if I’m wrong)… Then I just started thinking about that. ‘No one wants bugs in their freezer.’ No one desires horrible things, injustices, if you will, in their lives. It would seem that no one, with the ability to ease the pain, or relieve these injustices, would walk away from the opportunity of doing so. Yet we do, and we do it a lot. It is like opening a freezer, seeing a cockroach in there, and shutting the door in the face of an obvious need. On Saturday, we took a step as a community in the right direction. It was just a step, but the Lord was in it and worked in us and through us. And one day at a time, our prayer will continue to be, “Your kingdom come…”