Called to Build Peace—Peace Day 2016
God’s call to build peace and create just communities has always been key to our story of faith. Abraham was called in his old age to leave home and become the Father of many nations (Gen 12:1-3), Moses was called to lead his people out of slavery and into freedom (Exo 3), Samuel was called to lead Israel during an uncertain time (1 Sam 3), Esther was called to redeem her people from oppression (Esth 4:14), Mary was called to bear and raise the Redeemer of the world (Luk 1:26-55), and Jesus himself was called to bring good news to the poor, proclaim release to the captives, recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor (Luke 4:18-19).
Like our spiritual forebears, we are all called to different places and to different ministries to do God’s work and to bring God’s peace and justice in the world. We are each called to build peace in a unique way and in a unique place.
How Are You Called to Build Peace?
Organize an event including prayer, cultural sharing, music, and art, to interrupt violence in your community, and to get your community talking together and praying for peace, on or near September 21.