Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2)
The church cannot be silent about the current situation. These days have especially brought into focus the reality of racial injustice and taking of African American lives made in the image of God and valuable to him, most recently with Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd.
In our culture an insidious hatred toward others, often in terms of racism and white supremacy, has gripped us. It has roots that go down deep into the very fabric of our society. We must say aloud that this has no place within the church of Jesus Christ, and that we must stand against it in our society because of God’s Word and our calling as people of the King.
We must repent of these things and not be silent.
We must change, stand together, and work for justice and righteousness, which are the foundations of the rule and reign of God (Psalm 89:14).
We must hold before us the beautiful picture of the church of Jesus Christ we see in Revelation 7:9 is one of “every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb,” equally heirs of God’s kingdom and equally loved by God.
So, church, this is the time to take our stand for the sake of Christ and the glory of the Gospel. Reach out to others you know, learn about the issues, join in with efforts like those of the Milwaukee Declaration.
Church, this is the time, to live out what we learned from the minor prophets, as it says in Amos 5:24, to “Let justice roll on live a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream.”
7 thoughts on “We Cannot Be Silent”
Thanks, Matt, for your words and exhortation. May we all as the body of Eastbrook live out ruthless trust and courage in these days.
Thank you pastor Matt. I can truly say now how much I understand Dr.. Martin Luther King’s speech I have a dream, where he said that black and white people and all God’s people will come together and stand for justice and for what is right.The young people and old are sending a message to the president that we will not be silent any more
Amen Pastor! As always I appreciate your heart, sensitivity, humanity and pointing your flock to our Savior Jesus.
Rev 7:9 is what I live for. Can’t wait for The Lord to bring me home to a world that is “colorless” and free of bigotry, hate and “otherness”
I miss you and my sister’s and brother’s at Eastbrook.
Thanks so much, Anna. We miss you too!
That’s great to know, Adam. Tisby’s book is fantastic, but I have not had the chance to see the video series.