Unashamed

We are told to be afraid

To fear the world

To fear each other

 

We are told to blend in

To not offend

To not stir controversy

 

We are told to be ashamed

To hide our values

To hide our faith

 

We are told many things by the world

Given daily decrees

Dictating that we

Should be

Silent

 

But we cannot be silent

I cannot be silent

Anymore

 

For when I try not to speak Christ’s name

There is a fire in my heart

That burns

Deep within my bones

And I cannot hold it in

 

We cannot hold it in

Any longer

 

We must be

Fearless

choosing to love in the face of hatred

To speak truth in the face of lies

Clinging to the

Promise that If God is for us,

nothing can stand against us

 

 

We must be

Empathetic

Quick to listen

Slow to speak

Slow to become angry

Because anger doesn’t heal

It only deepens the wounds

Of the hurting

 

We must be

Unashamed

Boldly declaring the Gospel message

Knowing that it alone has the power

To redeem

To reconcile

To restore this broken land

 

So stand

Together

Building each other up in faith

 

Serve

Together

Humbly sacrificing yourselves for God’s glory

 

Speak

Together

Boldly declaring the Gospel message

That without Christ

We are dead in our sins and trespasses

But because of His great love for us

We

Have

Life

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