Pondered, this morning, Isaiah 1:17, in which God says this to his people:
encourage the oppressed.
Defend the cause of the fatherless,
plead the case of the widow.
and I was struck by the verbs, their strength.
And I kind of wish he’d said something more like this
smile at the oppressed.
Notice the cause of the fatherless,
mention the case of the widow.
‘Cause I can do those things.
In fact, already am.
And I say I follow him…but, my weak verbs are not what he requires…