Ezekiel 17:24

Ezekiel 17:24 NRSV

“All the trees in the field shall know that I am the Lord. I bring low the high tree, I make high the low tree; I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish. I the Lord have spoken; I will accomplish it.”

Reflection:

God will humble the haughty and arrogant who flaunts and boasts. He will humble and bring to justice those who exploit and manipulate. Those that think and act as though they are above the law and above justice and fairness… those that think and act and behave as though they are immune to judgment and justice will be dealt with. And those who are humble, who struggling day-to-day to meet their most basic needs, God will find a way to nourish and protect and uplift you. God has the power to see to your needs and can provide for the struggling and needy. God can provide or deny anyone. God is sovereign and judge and Creator. And what God takes away, God can also restore in abundance. God can make just what was once unjust and unfair. God can make equal what was once unequal.

God wants to restore souls, restore relationships, restore families, and restore hope. God wants to restore balance in our lives. God wants to restore justice and fairness and equality. We all have a part to play in making that happen. God puts us to work. God calls us to be His instruments of justice, equality, and fairness. We must speak out against injustice and inequality. We must be models of fairness and justice within our communities. We must be our own advocates and advocates for others as well– especially for those less fortunate and for those who are most vulnerable to exploitation or persecution or discrimination.

God will guide us when we pray and keep ourselves open to guidance. God will have a mighty hand in the work towards fairness, justice, equality, and balance.

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About Rachel Conlin McLeod

Transgender activist, Christian at First Baptist Church in Willimantic, Connecticut. B.A. in History and Social Sciences, B.A. in Sociology Freelance writer, tutor, research assistant Loves hockey, ballet, women's gymnastics, and Bible studies.
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