I have attended an education conference for the past several years. Each time that I attend, I reminded that being a teacher in whatever form or fashion carries responsibilities of care for and defense of those without a voice. In order to move forward toward a goal of better education, we cannot ignore those that are pushed aside in many educational settings. We need to be willing to defend those without a voice, even if it requires a something extra from us!
Being a follower of God is not a part-time position. We cannot choose to speak for some and not for others. God calls us to speak for those that cannot speak for themselves and to defend the rights of others, even those that are destitute. Jesus showed us throughout His life that we may even need to go against the grain as we befriend and defend those that are unpopular. We can speak up for others through words, but we also need to do more by speaking with our actions. It is through action that we can speak up in defense of others and in the process show God's love and glory!
Speak up not just with your words, but also through your actions!
Thank You for Your love and grace. Help me to stand in Your power in order to defend others without a voice. Through Jesus I pray, amen.