Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Helping the Opressed

Tender hearts grieve over the oppression of others. It is good and acceptable to have compassion, but there is danger of allowing ourselves to be overwhelmed by it. We need to remember that there will always be oppression of the weak (Ecc 5:8).

This does not mean we remain idol if there is something we can do to end oppression. It does mean we should not let it rob us of our joy and hope in the Lord. Perhaps he has allowed you to recognize what is being done so that you can pray or be active in finding the answer, while remembering that a perfect world will not exist until after Christ’s return.