A Matter of Faith: Listening to the invisibles


(7/1/2020)

From: Dora Pelley

 

Because He is the Truth (Jn 14:6) and lives in us (see Jn 17:23), we can be true and faithful by His grace. In His Word, be a man or woman of your word.

Say “Yes” when you mean “Yes.” —Matthew 5:3.

Hello, my fellow readers. Why do I start this letter with these scriptures? Today I am wanting to share truth in a sensitive time of needing to restructure our thoughts, and speak up for “CHANGE” in a world that for a very long time has ignored, look down and yes even oppressed humans that today I called “THE INVISIBLES.”

Today, I want to say “YES” to a cause that has gone far too ignored. I want to use my talents to inspire pondering who are the “INVISIBLES” in our communities that are eager to be heard. I have no choice but to say “YES” and be faithful to the truth. God is truth and created human beings in his own image, male and female, Genesis 1:27. Being created in His own image means that we belong to Him and because He is truth, if we choose to be faithful to HIM, we must be truth and speak truth at all times.

I would like to describe “AN INVISIBLE” as any human being who walks into a room full of people and feels invisible. Each one of us is so precious in God’s eyes and has talents to share but if we are not given the chance to do so, we would feel “INVISIBLE.” Psalm 37:23 states that God “delights in every detail of our lives.” In 1 Peter 5:7 God speaks that He cares for us watchfully. Wow, God watches us with tenderness and care. How do we watch others around us? Do we care, are we affectionate or love others the way God does for us?

Who in this world does not want to belong and feel wanted or loved? I know I do, God created us differently, with different talents, skin color, beauty and so on. 1 Peter 2:9 speaks of us as a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation. God’s special possession, that we may Praise Him who calls us from darkness into his wonderful light.

Having such dignity as children of God, why do we have “INVISIBLES”? Could it be that when we are in darkness, we may look at our brother or sister down or wrongly instead of as a unique precious brother or sister with as much dignity as the Creator of the Universe bestowed on him/her. How about the heart? Jeremiah 17:9 speaks about the heart being deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? Perhaps this is a root cause for having “INVISIBLES” in this world. Psalm 51:10 admonishes for us to ask for a clean heart, and a renewed spirit.

Wait a minute, you mean that to heal our sick heart we have to ask for a clean heart and a renewed spirit? It can’t be that simple? Yes, it is! In Ezekiel 36:26 God promises a new heart and a new spirit within us, one of flesh and not of stone. How can we mold or change a stony heart? Not very easily, where God promised us to give us a heart of flesh, one that beats as one with Him. One that loves like Him. One that makes no one “INVISIBLE” but treasured and uphold with the most dignity.

So today, I would like to challenge myself and all of us to become listeners of the “INVISIBLES” who are desperate to tell us their story, share their pain, long for change of laws that protect their dignity and much more. I challenge each of you my readers to put your God given talent at the service of others. I chose to do it writing to you? How can we use our God given talents to spread truth and speak for “CHANGE.” I urge all of us who profess faith in Jesus Christ to pray for many hearts to be transformed from stony hearts to hearts of flesh!

 

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