Freedom for Justice
Greetings to all in the name of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ.
“Do not oppress an alien, you yourselves know how it feels to be an alien, because you were aliens in Egypt”- Exodus 23:9
We are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the independence day of our nation this month. We were under the bondage of slavery and treated as aliens in our mother land for years together. We had been freed from the rule of the White and freedom had been declared on 15th August 1947.
At the outset let us “give thanks to the Lord who gave our land as an inheritance (or) as a heritage…..- Psalm 136:21. “Apart from human efforts and struggles to achieve freedom to our nation, it is God’s Providence that our nation is freed from the rule of foreigners-as the Psalmist rightly says in Psalm 24:1 “the earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world and all who live in it’. God has given our land to us- the sons and daughters of the soil. Christians have double citizenship- they are the citizens of their respective countries and the citizens of the Kingdom of God.
We are called to be the fellow workers or co-workers with God (1 Cori: 3:9) in establishing justice and the aspects of freedom in our contemporary life, in the life and witness of the Church and in the society as well. In Genesis: 1:26 when God created mankind, He said that “Let them rule over the earth “and in Gen 1:28 He said that let men fill the earth and subdue it. In lieu of men rule over and subdue the earth, the structure of the world and the society in which we live, rule over and subdue us.
Let us commit ourselves to be the catalysts of bringing expected changes in this free India and act as co-workers with God in fulfilling the very purpose of our creation to establish justice and enable the citizens to enjoy the real freedom in their contemporary life both in the society and in the Churches and in our nation too by being the salt of the earth and light of the world. Amen.
Wish you Happy Independence Day