” You have wearied the Lord with your words. Yet you say, “How have we wearied him?” By saying, “All who do evil are good in the sight of the Lord, and he delights in them.” Or by asking, “Where is the God of justice?”–Malachi 2:17
Our God is weary, friends. Weary of watching the world around him fall to pieces. Christ promises to come down and rend the heavens. Yet too often the world fails to believe in these words. Too often the world turns God’s words back on themselves thinking it is all about them and not their neighbors. God is weary, friends and I cannot blame God.
Our God is a God of love and justice. A God who continually hears the cries of God’s people; cries of anguish and pain. Cries of people wanting to be seen by the rest of the world as beloved. And these people are weary too.
We are all weary. I am weary. Weary because my black and brown friends fight every day for safety. Weary for Bethlehem; the city of peace whose lights are no longer burning bright. Weary for all of those who are seen on the outside. I see them standing at the gate and I let them in. Yet so often the gate is not opened for them. No wonder we are all weary!
Yet I must trust in a weary God who fights to bring about God’s peace, justice and mercy on earth. God’s kingdom reigns and arcs towards justice for all the world. Justice that opens our eyes, ears, and heart to be aware of the injustices that are happening in our world.
Christ will not rest until this promise is fulfilled! Christ sees the ways we treat one another and he is ashamed. Christ is weary from all of our ridiculousness!
I am linking up with Holley and Coffee for your Heart and Kristin and Porch Stories!