As I read my daily scriptures a piece of a passage of scripture from Proverbs 31:8a resonated with me.
Speak up for those who can not speak for themselves; (NLT)
Immediately my mind goes to the helplessness of children. But there are many who are without a voice. Cut on the TV, listen to radio, or sit among people and no doubt you will hear a lot of talk. But how much of it is being used to speak for the nameless millions who are unable to speak for themselves?
On a personal level it has me contemplating this question: Am I using my voice as an instrument for others? I think back to all the times I was unable (and still am at times) to speak for myself due to fear. Fear has a way of slamming a person mouth shut tight.
Lord help us to see past the smiles and hear beyond the nice platitudes of those we encounter. May we discern the hurt, pain, or hopelessness they’re unable to voice and may we bring it before you on their behalf. In Jesus name.
Linking up with Internet Café Devotions for Word-Filled Wednesday.