From Oppression to Liberation

From Oppression to Liberation

He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God.

Isaiah 61:1-2a

God brings about liberation through the oppressed. We see this time and time again where, true to Christ’s nature, liberation comes from the most unlikely places: from feeding troughs and slave chains, from the wilderness and from ghettos, from the oppressed and the oppressors, from Gentiles and Samaritans, from the hands of murderers and the hearts of womanizers, from women of royalty and women in prostitution. There, as we become a witness to God’s work that uplifts the poor, perhaps we begin to see them in a different light—as liberators and saviors saving us from the bondage that we didn’t even know we were in.

Nikole Lim is the Co-Founder and International Director of Freely in Hope, a nonprofit organization seeking to restore dignity with survivors of sexual violence by providing educational opportunities and platforms for women to fulfill their dreams. Freely in Hope operates in Kenya and Zambia providing psychological counseling, health care and high school and university scholarships for young women who desire to impact global communities through their rewritten stories. Freely in Hope exists to equip survivors and advocates to lead in ending the cycle of sexual violence.

About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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