Weekend Wandering: Will Justice Reign?

This morning I’m praying one of my favorite songs over the horrific slaughter and beheading of Chaldean Christian children going on right now in the Middle East. I’m horrified. But I’m also reminded that this same violence against followers of Jesus is going on in SO many places around the world tonight that aren’t in the media spotlight. But not one threat goes unnoticed by Jesus, not one of His children suffers alone.

Praying for true peace and His Kingdom come.Β  And as long as I have breath, I will stand with Him for the oppressed and exploited. With my prayers, my words, my choices and my life.Β  I choose the narrow way. I do. Right here. I won’t turn away or look aside. I will stand for Love.

Here are her beautiful lyrics to Will Justice Reign? {You can purchase the song on iTunes}

Earth groans and waits for her King to come
with trembling hands of broken innocence.
She bows her knees neath her heavy load
for time has held her ransom.

Will justice reign?
Will truth prevail?
Will any take their stand for mercy?
Who’ll choose to walk the narrow way
and touch a broken world with healing?
Will justice reign?

Her children cry from sorrow’s depths.
Grieving for life as it could have been.
But we close our eyes till the image fades.
Living on the borrowed time of excuses.

Will justice reign?
Will truth prevail?
Will any take their stand for mercy?
Who’ll choose to walk the narrow way
and touch a broken world with healing?
Will justice reign?

{Kathryn Scott, Will Justice Reign?}