I do a lot of interviews as “Miss BC”. People often ask me if I am going to spend the next precious 12 months with my title promoting “world peace”?
My answer: I declare war!
To this I often new many puzzled looks, confused faces and the occasional chuckle. No one really knows how to respond.
Yet I am serious. I am not a Beauty Queen… I am an abolitionist. This year I DECLARE WAR. I declare War on injustice, War on inequality, War on discrimination, War on genderocide, War on Selfishness. It is time for it to end!
” God calls judges into His courtroom, He puts all the judges in the dock, ‘Enough! You’ve corrupted justice long enough, You’ve let the wicked get away with murder. You’re here to defend the defenseless, to make sure that underdogs get a fair break. Your job is to stand up for the powerless, and persecute all those who exploit them” (Psalm 82:1-5 The Message)
The reality is that we are all judges, guilty of allowing evil to reign for far too long! Imagine if you were walking down the street and saw a man being beaten by a group of men or a woman being raped in the dark alley. If you saw injustice happening before your very eyes… I would hope that you would do something to stop it- stand up for the defenseless or call 9-1-1 and get them involved! If you don’t stand up for them, then are you part of the problem, part of the violence and oppression that is hurting innocent people.
You see, confronting injustice is the same everywhere you go; whether it is face-to-face or you are advocating for a people group or individual on the other side of the world, the important thing is that you are using the responsibility of your voice to advocate for their cause. As Christians it is very important that we stand up for truth and justice. Jesus came to set captives free! If we are to become like Jesus, we must do that same.
” Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.” (Isaiah 1:17 NIV)
This is God’s instruction to us! We have to step up our game and do more for the oppressed people of Canada and around the world.
So this year, I declare War! War on injustice. There will be a push back from the darkness but it is a battle that we will win- millions of live depend on it! “If God is for us, then who can be against us?” – Romans 8:31
Hear this loud and clear! This is our battle cry! We will not allow evil to reign here any longer! We will stand up for justice, we will speak truth, we will bring freedom!
In the name of the King!