Unity

It’s been heartening to see the great coming together of believers of most persuasions at this time. From Jew to evangelical Christian, Catholic and Anglican, to Muslim, from young and old, every shade of beige and brown, every nation, there has been a united call upon God for truth and justice. Faith in the God of Abraham most certainly defines a way of life, one the Constitution of the US led the way in creating. Like the golden hinges of the doors to the ancient temple, faith hinges on the belief that the Creator of us all wants a life of justice and freedom for all. We would define it as the pursuit of happiness, meaningful work which supports time to enjoy family and community. When God’s people call upon Him, with their back against the wall, as recourse upon recourse of human courts fail to do their duty in protecting and securing these privileges which we call rights, at such a time God cannot help but answer, and He will not delay.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people are created equal, that they are endowed by the Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” That is from the US Constitution. (bolding is mine)

As we pray, let us also pray for the many many parts of the world where basic human rights are still a luxury, enjoyed only by the tyrants who rule them with a cruel hand. Let us pray for the tyrants themselves, and those who have been deluded by them even within the USA. For miracles are more frequent than we know. Remember the Red Sea… Remember King Darius… Remember Messiah’s first coming… Remember the Berlin wall….

Author: Danyelle Wolfe Read

Danyelle Wolfe Read is a New York City emigre, born and partially-raised in Oklahoma, residing in the US sunbelt. Holding degrees in counseling and public policy and a certificate in nursing, she has worked in the medical field and has also successfully run her own businesses in jewelry, financial analysis and investing. A proponent of bi-vocational pastoring in the tradition of Paul and many others, she has been a ministry leader and speaker, and does not ascribe to a strict differentiation between persons in ministry versus so-called secular work. She herself has worked with hundreds, if not thousands, of people from a faith-perspective. Danyelle's writing career began with songwriting as well as newspaper reporting. In her personal life, Danyelle enjoys the outdoors and rural areas, dark skies, trails and birding. A committed tither, she finds a way to plug into the church she attends, to serve - sometimes in inconspicuous ways, sometimes at the podium or given a title - though in all cases, the Father has acknowledged every joyous, loving act of service with exponential, extravagant blessing, proving that all things do indeed work together for good for those who love and follow after Him.

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