The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? (Luke 18:7).
One of the great promises we have from our Father is that when we cry to Him, He hears us. As part of LWML’s mission to proclaim Christ, certainly we pray to our Father in heaven that He would bring His justice to bear upon those who have suffered injustice. This is not, however, a prayer that the unrighteous would finally get their due. It is a prayer that God would do as He has promised: to make right all that has gone wrong in our world. Such prayers have been answered for us in Jesus Christ who has suffered the injustice of the world upon the cross so that God’s justice would be served. Not retribution, but forgiveness and grace for sinners. By prayerfully considering a present or legacy gift to LWML through Gifts of Love, you can assist us in continuing the work of supporting those who undergo injustice, praying for them before our Father who promises to hear and to answer, and pointing them to the grace revealed to us in the cross of Jesus. We do all this knowing that in Christ, our Lord has not delayed long over us, giving us justice in Him through forgiveness and life eternal.