…completely missing the point…Posted: November 17, 2011
I wrote my last blog and I was so blessed and challenged by Kierkegaard. Then I kept reading his book. My dad had warned me the that he was a “quack” and an “apostate”. I didn’t know apostate meant so I just kept reading, eating up everything Kierkegaard said. (For those of you who are as uninformed as me, an apostate is “a person who forsakes his religion, cause, party, etc.”)
As I read on I realized that he was missing the key piece of faith! He goes on and on about the individual and the struggle of following God but he doesn’t once mention JESUS! I was reading 1 Peter 2:24-25 “ ‘He himself bore our sins’ in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; ‘by his wounds you have been healed.’ For ‘you were like sheep going astray,’ but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.” Its not about what we do to prove our faith its about the healing blood of Jesus.
This does not mean that our actions do not matter. I’ve been reading about the people who went to “occupy wallstreet”. One person said they were encouraged by our generation not just sitting on facebook “liking” a cause. I i feel like they are missing the point too.
I am also encouraged by seeing people in action. No, not seeing people sitting in a park because they are upset by the greed of America. But people doing something that actually makes a difference.
I have five friends that leave tomorrow for Nicaragua, to capture on film the reality of prostitution and human trafficking. Their goal is to create a documentary to expose the people of Central America to what is going on there and in the rest of the region. They want to create hope and change the situation.
I guess what I am trying to say is that I’m proud of my friends. They are putting into action what they believe. Not because they feel that they need to, in order to prove their faith. Rather, it is an expression of the freedom they have through the blood of Jesus. They are gifted, intelligent young people that could be doing anything with their lives. They are choosing to use their talents in this way.
I have faith that God does hear the cry of trafficked person. He does want to use young people to help them. And I believe that he inspired the vision behind this project. So, as an expression of my faith leading to action, I’m supporting this team of young people. Both financially and in prayer. I’d love to invite you, my supports, my friends and family (and whomever else stumbles across this site) to do the same. You can read more about what they do, and you can also support this vision, here: http://iamactive.org/ofbrokenwings/.
And if you want to see more of the short films they’ve made check out their vimeo: http://vimeo.com/ofbrokenwings