United in peace, for the world, we are called to love mercy and do justice. What kind of people are we called to be together? What kind of disciples are we meant to be?

This week our focus is on Isaiah 58:6-12 as we embark on a journey that calls the entire church, in all contexts across the Covenant, to allow the Lord to guide us always (v. 11a).

We know that God created this world to be beautiful, and Scripture tells us that his heart breaks over injustice of any kind. When humans suffer injustice, the church is called to stand with those who suffer and to advocate for them in a way that honors our holy calling to seek good for the world. Only then will we flourish as a people through whom God works to “rebuild the ancient ruins” and redeem his beloved creation.

We are called to be a community of disciples who love mercy and do justice. Covenanters across the denomination gather together to wrestle with racial righteousness and to grow in their understanding and love for one another. Initiatives like the Sankofa journey and Journey to Mosaic are making a real discipleship difference in the lives of those who participate in these life-changing initiatives. Get more information on these opportunities here.

May your church community be blessed today as you journey together through Isaiah 58. May the God of peace bring your church family together around his purposes for the world. May we all be united in peace, under Jesus, for the world, as we are all called to love mercy and do justice.

Tim Ciccone
Make and Deepen Disciples