Josh Dowton reflects that Justice is part of the work of God’s Kingdom, bringing new life and wholeness.
“Out of this despair we begin to see a glimmer of hope.”
Justice is part of the work of God’s Kingdom, bringing new life and wholeness. As we encounter injustice, brokenness, pain and death in our lives and in the lives of others, Jesus' statement, “I am the resurrection and the life”, reminds us that this is not the whole story. Jesus brings not only hope for the future, but the reality of abundant life right now. It’s into this life that we are called, as we become who God created us to be. And it’s this life that animates our work in the world, for justice and freedom and wholeness.
Reflect: Ask God to open your eyes to see hope, joy and peace where there once was brokenness – God’s Kingdom at work – in your own context.
Act: What’s one way you could bring life or hope – usher in God’s Kingdom – to a situation that might seem hopeless?
Josh Dowton is the Associate Pastor at Northside Baptist Church, having previously been a lecturer in New Testament and early Church history, biblical languages, and theology of social justice. Josh has a special interest in the book of Revelation as political resistance literature.
Today is the final week of our Jesus + Justice Lenten Series. The series will remain up on our website and we'd love you to share the series with your friends, faith community and Church family.