The feeling I get when I read the news is that there are many heroes that are doing far more than I could ever hope to do.
There are heroes that I read about that are doing incredible acts of service, fighting injustice, keeping the peace, providing security, leading wonderful charities. I feel like I am not one of the them, nor could I ever be. I just go to work, try to provide for my family, and give what I can. Very normal, very boring, nothing heroic.
Wanting To Do Something Special
I don't know if you've ever felt this way, but I long to be a part of something special, something big and meaningful. News these days makes me feel that unless I am one of those heroes, there's nothing meaningful that I can do. But, that is a lie. The truth is that often it is not one event or one person that causes change, but the accumulation of millions of events and millions of people acting. A molecule of water doesn't have much power, but when gathered with trillions of other water molecules behind a dam, there is a huge amount of power.
For Want of a Nail
For want of a nail, the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe, the horse was lost.
For want of a horse, the rider was lost.
For want of a rider, the message was lost.
For want of a message, the battle was lost.
For want of a battle, the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.
Every little decision you make could be the nail that wins or loses the war. This is the reason that this blog was started. Not because any one of us could do something big, but with the dream that a multitude of Christians would stand up and demand good working conditions, and good pay, for the people making things for them. The dream that Christians would demand that the communities where the products are produced would not be harmed by their productions, and demand that policies were made for the benefit of all. A multitude of small decisions will make a big difference together.
Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy. Proverbs 31:8-9