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Wouldn’t we all like to have a voice like Wilberforce or Dickens speaking on our behalf? Many of us do not have a voice of our own—a voice that is listened to and heard. Some of us are like the slaves in the time of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the children during the Industrial Revolution—helpless in many ways.

I’m speaking to you who might be living with mental and other disabilities, we who might be victims of crime, we who are so underprivileged that our only hope is to have someone who cares speak for us to let our needs be known.

Many of us are simply not listened to, no matter how much we cry out, no matter how much we’re victimized. After all, who wants to stick up for a person when everyone you know considers them a “loser”? Who wants to identify with such a person? Friends might start thinking they’re losers too.

Who will be there when you need to have a voice?

Was it like this for Jesus when he carried his message to thousands? When Jesus had explained who he was, only a handful had “ears to hear” and recognized that Jesus had the “words of eternal life.” (John 6:68-69) “…many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.” (John 6:66) (Did they think he was a “loser” too?)

Do you have ears to hear him? Do others? Sometimes, if we want to be heard, we have to listen too. “Consider carefully what you hear.”

Jesus continues to be heard today by thousands. His voice still lives among us through those who know him and follow him. He hasn’t given up, and never will. And neither should we.

Returning to the question I asked: “Who will be there for you when you need to have a voice?”

I think Jesus will be there for me. And I’ll be there for him. How about you?

This has been Part 18 of the Series A LIFE WORTH LIVING. Read Part 19 – Using Our Own Voice