“Speak up for the people who have no voice,
for the rights of all the misfits.
Speak out for justice!
Stand up for the poor and destitute!” (Proverbs 31:8-9, The Message)
May we remember that God chose the weak to shame the strong, the outcasts to shame the in-crowd, and the nobodies to shame the who’s who. And in case you and I have forgotten, we were the weak and the outcasts and the nobodies before we met God. Now we’re a royal priesthood, sons and daughters of the living God, and living stones built into a temple of the Almighty.
God has appointed us to speak for those who have no voice just as Jesus was our advocate when we had no one else to speak for us. We intercede for the outcast as Jesus intercedes for us before the Father in heaven. Jesus came to seek and save the lost, and now we who were lost are to continue to seek out those who fall through the cracks and who no one else sees but who are precious to the God who made them.