He executes justice for the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free, the LORD gives sight to the blind, he lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves those who live justly. The LORD watches over the immigrant and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked. -Psalm 146:7-9

Saturday, June 5, 2010

A Taste Of History...

I knoow TWO post in one day...LOL! I have a lot on my heart. This past Thursday, our summer interns had the joy of taking a tour around downtown Montgomery. We visited the Rosa Parks Museum, Martin Luther King house (as well as the church he first pastored at-Dexter Ave.), the Civil Rights Memorial/Southern Law Poverty Center and so much more. Below is a few photos of our trip as well as a quote by Chris Rice from his book "Grace Matters-A True Story of Race, Friendship and Faith in the Heart of the South. I think its the foundation of what our tour and time so far that the interns have had to spend with one another, as well as what the interns will witness as they love on our neighbors this summer. I believe God is raising up amongst us another generation of believers that have a passion and love for justice,mercy and racial reconciliation. A generation of those who will speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves, who will defend the rights of the poor and who will look after orphans and widows.
I am in awe to witness such a work.


“Giving each other grace is looking at people through God’s eyes. It's internalizing God's love so much that we can get into the bones of others that God loves them – by serving, valuing and caring for them. The Bible doesn’t talk about Jesus warm feelings for his disciples. It's mostly about how he served them – a bunch of failures, doubters, and traitors. God wants us to use our lives to help each other understand who God is.
P 257.