Let Freedom Ring

All throughout time

image by Ryan Scott

image by Ryan Scott

there’ve been people oppressed.

Treated poorly,

trapped in the miry mess.

Moses, Esther,

Mandela, Biko, King;

God-called leaders,

so that freedom might ring.

These faithful few,

obedient indeed.

Willing to die,

to see their people freed.

Today, let’s not,

forget courageous fights,

of the faithful

who fought for equal rights.

Dear Dr. King,

if you could only see,

the sea of kids,

learning in unity.

Your faith and fight,

your struggle and your dream;

beauty; motion;

all have come forth to be.

(Reflecting or reading of Exodus 1-2 and Dr. King’s Birthday)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are a God of equality and not of oppression.  Thank You that where there is injustice, You raise up leaders to be an audible voice.  Forgive us for sitting idly by, when we ought to have spoken out.  Give us ears to hear when You want us to speak on behalf of those who have no voice, and the wisdom to know what we can do to make a difference for the injustice we see in the world around us.  Father, lead us, guide us, equip and empower us, so that we might accomplish all that You are asking.  Protect the powerless, and use each of us to help keep the little ones safe.  May our obedience lead the lost to Your loving arms.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

14 Comments

  1. Amen. This is a wonderful message Shannon and an eye opener for us to want to be used by The Lord more as His hands, feet and voice in this world. In courage and faith we should want to make a difference because we are called to be light in a dark world and the salt of the earth. O how my heart is filled with revelation in this post. God answers prayers in so many ways. I’m grateful!

    God bless you and I thank you!

    ~Terra

  2. Shannon,
    Thank you for your writing! It is beautiful and inspired! I love waking up to it and seeing God’s word in such color!
    Chad

    • Thank you so much, Chad. It was a pleasure to meet you on Sunday, and I look forward to reading what He challenges you to begin sharing with the world! 🙂

  3. Love it, Shannon. Dr. King is one of the last real American heroes. He was a great American. Thank you for your inspiration and remembrance here.

    • Agreed. He is among the few men in somewhat recent history that I would love to have had the pleasure of hearing speak in person. His character spoke volumes, far beyond the words that he is so honorably remembered by to this day.

  4. I don’t know how I missed this one Shannon, but beautifully shared message and a marvelous reminder!

    Blessings to you!!

    Patricia

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