Posts Tagged ‘slavery’

I am so pleased to have a special young woman guest posting on Kindling today.  I think you will so glad to meet Bethany Winz, the daughter of a co-worker of mine.

“Set yourself on fire and people will come for miles to watch you burn.

Bethany Winz

Though the author of this quote seems to be elusive (it is often wrongly attributed to John Wesley), its words ring with such truth. In January, 2011, I set myself on fire. Or perhaps it would be more accurate to say that it was God who set me on fire. It was a fire He had been preparing in my heart for years.

The fact that slavery still exists today is horrible beyond words. I first learned about it four years ago and the more I learned about it, the more passionate I became about seeing it end. My passion finally culminated on January 11, 2012 when I started wearing a certain black dress. My goal? To wear it for a whole year as a way to raise awareness about modern day slavery. (more…)

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I am loving pondering the ways Jesus has come to us, the reasons we celebrate the Advent Season.

Here is the third week of my reflections on “Jesus comes as…”  For each one, I am asking God to reveal its meaning for my life today.

Day 15:  Jesus comes as the Son of Man, fully human, understanding and identifying with us, imparting and imputing His righteousness to us.

Day 16:  Jesus comes as the Son of God, dependent on the Father, holy, righteous, eternal.

Day 17:  Jesus comes to set us free from slavery–to sin, to selfishness, to our fears and insecurities.

Day 18:  Jesus comes as a servant, washing our very filthy feet.

Day 19:  Jesus comes bringing good news to the poor, inviting them to His banquet and promising them the Kingdom of God.

Day 20:  Jesus comes bringing freedom and hope to prisoners and the oppressed.

Day 21:  Jesus comes giving sight to the blind—opening physical eyes and spiritual eyes.

As we approach the birthday of our Savior, may He come to you in the place of your deepest need.

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