I was challenged recently as I attended the WORLD Magazine seminar “Engage.” It was a call to engage personally to confront the evils of my world. I am asking God what he wants me to do in addition to praying.
G. K. Chesterton was quoted: If Christianity should happen to be true – that is to say, if its God is the real God of the universe – then defending it may mean talking about anything and everything. Things can be irrelevant to the proposition that Christianity is false, but nothing can be irrelevant to the proposition that Christianity is true.
That encourages my heart to speak more confidently about what I am convinced is true.
Acts 17: 24-28 was referenced to remind us that the God of the universe has determined the times we live and the boundaries of our dwellings. “The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us, for ‘In him we live and move and have our being’…”
What is good around me that needs to be protected, preserved, promoted?
What evil around me must stop now?
What is broken that needs to be restored?