God Bring Justice
What does it mean to bring justice to the world? Most of us think of those who are in need of help, the poor. We think about places in the world that are not priority for our leaders, those who have no choice and are caught up in an unjust life. Think about the countless gifts you've been given, the purchases you make, the extra money that gets spent on things you don't really need. It could be time spent on meaningless activities, where you could be out lending a helping hand, helping in a charity, volunteering in your community. As we get closer to Christmas, what are some things you can do, can give, to help those who may be less fortunate in this season of giving?
Today's Reading states:'A Psalm of Solomon. Give the king thy justice, O God, and thy righteousness to the royal son! May he judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with justice! Let the mountains bear prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness! May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass, like showers that water the earth! In his days may righteousness flourish, and peace abound, till the moon be no more! May there be abundance of grain in the land; on the tops of the mountains may it wave; may its fruit be like Lebanon; and may men blossom forth from the cities like the grass of the field!' (Psalms 72:1-4, 7-8, 17).
Today's reading talks about how our God is a God who brings justice, peace, and grace to the world. It is a prayer, that God bring peace and justice to those who need it, and that God may provide. We so easily tend to turn a blind eye to the injustice in our world, when we have so much provided for us and others have nothing. It's time to start giving back. Take some time to pray and ask God to help you be giving of your time and resources this Christmas.
Today we pray:
Thank You for providing for me and my family Lord. Help me to be a light, an aid for those who are feeling defeated and need help this Christmas. Let me be a sign of Your love for others.
I pray in Your most holy name, Amen.