Steady steps.

“Oh that my steps would be steady. Keeping the course you set”

Psalm 119: 3-4

I think one day we will look back at 2020 and remember many things with fondness, the moments around our family tables, the times when we watched church online from our couches, but I wonder what we will remember of the way we advocated for those who don’t have much.

In the midst of change and difficulty, it is hard to remain steady when everything is a moving target. Steadiness reminds me of a tree. It is flexible and it moves with the storms but it is still planted deep beside a river, its source of stability.

In this season of change and complexity around the world, let’s not forget those promises we made to advocate for the poor and those who need our help in a world that is writhing more than ever before.

Psalm 119 has been encouraging me so much in this season of change, as it is a poem that reminds us of the power of pilgrimage.

We can think of steadiness about staying still, but this psalm talks about it as a movement. Justice is calling us in this season, to move with steadfastness, to advocate for the rights of those whose voice is stifled.

“Oh that my steps might be steady, keeping the course that you set”.

Psalm 119: 3-4 (the message)

Although this year looks very different, let’s not forget to look out for those in the world that need to be advocated for.

Justice is calling.

About Amanda

Amanda Viviers has published ten books and is a presenter on radio across New Zealand and Australia. She is also the co-founder of Kinwomen; a network created to inspire women to start conversations that matter. Head of Narrative for Compassion Australia, she is driven by a passion for social justice, she loves supporting projects for women in developing countries. Teaching women to live creative lives, beyond the circumstances, is something she pursues daily. Wife of Charl and Mum of Maximus and Liberty, she lives a creative life, longing to see people live inspired. Pinterest/ Twitter/ @Mandaviviers Instagram: @amandaviviers Facebook: @amandaviviersperth