Harriet Tubman is a name that most of us learned in elementary school. For some of us, hearing her story was our first exposure to the evils of slavery.
She escaped the cruel institution in 1849. Reaching the north, she “felt like I was in heaven.” While many would be satisfied with their own freedom, Harriet was not. She made nineteen return trips to the South, leading over 300 oppressed people to freedom.
Harriet Tubman is a beautiful example of someone who rejected the earthly kingdom with its man-made laws that assigned value based on race, and served a different King.
May we be people who serve a different King, who are not content to live with injustice, but claim, in the name of Jesus, that our allegiances are bound to heaven. May we all live in this new Kingdom under the reality that ALL people are created in the image of God.
May we thank God that He gave us Harriet Tubman, who through her life showed us what a citizen of the heavenly kingdom looks like.
-Brian for Faith In Store