The Oak Life Journal
May | Jun 2022
From the Editor
"Fighting for Ukraine"
By Cameron Talbot • 2 min read
The war in Ukraine has left us all in shock, as every nation has been forced to wrestle with difficult questions about the state of the world’s affairs. Daily, the brutality of Russian forces is lighting a sense of justice and ire in many of us that will not be easily extinguished.
This edition of the journal is, of course, dedicated to the children of Ukraine—those whose lives have been upended by evil, whose own home has become a place of incredible trauma, and whose families have been lost or forever altered.
One scripture has two things to say—
“He executes justice for the fatherless…and He loves the foreigner, giving him food and clothing,” Deuteronomy 10:18.
By faith, we firmly hold that exacting justice will be executed on behalf of every lost and abused child in Ukraine. Justice is the Lord’s.
By action, we are called to welcome the refugee, holding back no good thing.
For those of you in a position to physically provide for the refugees and children of Ukraine, we encourage you loudly and affirm your mission. Orphanage directors, impromptu caregivers and humanitarian aid workers, do not grow weary!
For those of us who might be far from the noise, we must also go to war. We fight by getting on our knees and calling on the God of Justice and Father of the Fatherless. We call on the God of Psalm 18, who parts the heavens at the sound of his children’s cry for help, dark clouds under his feet…the Rescuer.
This edition is dedicated to the lost and abused child, the refugee.
We are fighting for you!