Oneness Restored

Highlighting Imperfect Stories of Oneness, Justice, and Reconciliation

Oneness Restored - How Long, Lord?


Charic Jellins


December 6, 2020

Habakkuk 1:1-4, Amos 5, Micah 6:6-8

Oneness Restored

Episode Four: How Long, Lord?

Habakkuk 1:1-4, Amos 5, Micah 6:6-8

Guests: Lionel & Charic Jellins

Episode Summary:

When we look out at our world, it is evident that things are not the way God intended. There is an ever growing list of black and brown bodies that fall at the hand of the state and private citizens. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Aubrey. Elijah McClain. George Floyd. To name a few. The violence is abhorrent to the way of Jesus Christ. It has gone on for centuries, and our brothers and sisters are tired. They cry, “How Long, Lord?”

Scripture calls us to mourn with those who mourn. As our fellow image bearers experience pain and trauma from racial injustice, how should we be proximate to their pain? Scripture teaches us to spend time crying out to the Lord. And scripture also shows us that God also cries out to us. God speaks to us, showing us that he requires us to Do justice, Love mercy, and Walk humbly with Him.

Descriptions and Definitions:

Lament – a passionate expression of grief or sorrow.

–To express regret or disappointment over something considered unsatisfactory, unreasonable, or   unfair.

–To cry out to God expressing disappointment, grief, or sorrow over sin or injustice.

Justice  – Right actions which bring about shalom, wholeness, and flourishing.

– Actions that lead to the destruction of evil and the flourishing of the cosmos, Andy Crouch

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