A Call to Rise

Why not?

Why not use our voices?

Why not rise up; called by the Holy Spirit?

Wake up! Wake Up, Deborah! Arise, Barak!

Why not use our gifts to make peace?

Why not stir up hope for the bone weary?

Why not acknowledge our shared and collective pain?

Why not bring healing through our stories?

Why not share our resurrections?

Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.

Why not speak of our God’s grace and mercy?

Why not accept and love because of freedom in Christ?

Why not affirm the worth and lovedness of His image bearers?

Why not stand firm against hate and fear?

Why not oppose the demons that oppress our world?

Why not be ministers of God’s freedom from oppression?

Wake up! Wake up, Deborah! Arise, Barak!

Why not expect white supremacy to quake in fear and repent?

Why not expect patriarchy to fall to its knees?

Why not expect violent rhetoric and silence against LGBT image bearers to flee?

Why not expect the systems of oppression to be broken?

Why not expect accepting grace to abound?

Why not expect apathy to turn to passion?

Why not listen to People of color?

Why not listen to our LGBT brothers and sisters?

Why not listen to Women?

Wake up! Wake up, Deborah! Arise, Barak!

Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.

Why not?

Why not?

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