SAMUEL

WHERE DOES JUSTICE START?

MY NAME IS SAM. THAT’S RIGHT, THIS ISN’T EMILY, AND THAT’S SHORT FOR SAMUEL, NOT SAMANTHA. I AM A YOUNG FILMMAKER LIVING IN THE NORTHERN RIVERS OF NSW WHO SHARES THE SAME PASSION TO SEE THE INJUSTICE THAT IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING ERADICATED. AND AS A YOUNG MALE LOOKING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A WORLD PLAGUED WITH INJUSTICE, THIS IS THE QUESTION THAT BEGAN TO STIR IN ME, AND THIS IS THE BLOG POST THAT TELLS OF HOW I FOUND THE ANSWER, AND HOPEFULLY HOW YOU WILL FIND IT TOO.

I WAS HONOURED AND TERRIFIED WHEN EM ASKED ME TO WRITE THIS BLOG POST. HONOURED TO CONTRIBUTE TO A MOVEMENT AS INCREDIBLE AS SWEET SOCIETY BUT AT THE SAME TIME TERRIFIED, BECAUSE THE IDEA OF JUSTICE WAS ONLY NEW TO ME; I STILL HAD TRAINING WHEELS ON. I BELIEVED THAT MY MINOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE MOVEMENT OF JUSTICE WOULD PROVE INSIGNIFICANT TO ANY READER DESIRING TO GAIN SOME ENCOURAGEMENT OR WISDOM. 

BUT THE THING IS, ANY CONTRIBUTION TO JUSTICE IS SIGNIFICANT. BECAUSE IT’S ANOTHER STEP CLOSER TO FULLY REFLECTING THE HEART OF GOD IN THE WORLD. 

JUSTICE DOESN’T REQUIRE THE PLATFORM OF AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION TO COME INTO FRUITION. IT LONGS FOR THE PEOPLE WHO WILL SURRENDER THEIR LIVES TO THE MISSION OF BRINGING THE FATHER’S HEART INTO THEIR EVERYDAY. 

I LEARNED THAT I COULD CULTIVATE JUSTICE REGARDLESS OF WHERE I WAS OR WHAT I WAS DOING. THE WAY THAT I LOVE MY FAMILY; ENSURING THAT NOTHING BUT THE BEST FOR THEM WAS ALWAYS THE OUTCOME OF MY ACTIONS GREW THAT PASSION FOR JUSTICE IN MY HEART. BEING INTEGRAL IN MY BUSINESS AND MAKING IT A PLATFORM TO BLESS EVERY INDIVIDUAL THAT CAME INTO CONTACT WITH IT PRODUCES A JUSTICE FOR EXCELLENCE. ULTIMATELY, I WAS TAKING EVERYTHING I WAS ALREADY DOING AND ASKING - “HOW CAN THESE THINGS BE A TOOL FOR JUSTICE?”

SACRIFICING MY WANTS AND NEEDS TO SEE GOD’S DESIRES MADE A REALITY IN THE WORLD IS JUSTICE TO ME RIGHT NOW.

AND ITS PRETTY CLEAR WHAT HE WANTS - “I WANT JUSTICE - OCEANS OF IT. I WANT FAIRNESS - RIVERS OF IT. THAT’S WHAT I WANT. THAT’S ALL I WANT.” AMOS 5:24 (MESSAGE)

I MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SIT ACROSS THE TABLE FROM A VICTIM OF TRAFFICKING, HEAR THEIR STORY AND LOVE ON THEM RIGHT AT THIS MOMENT. ALBEIT, I CAN GROW A JUST HEART WITHIN ME, AND PRODUCE A COMMUNITY THAT CHAMPIONS JUSTICE AROUND ME; RIGHT WHERE I AM AND WITH WHAT I HAVE. 

JUSTICE STARTS WITH PEOPLE WILLING TO REFLECT THE FATHER’S HEART EVERY MOMENT OF THEIR LIVES. IT STARTS WITH ME AND YOU. 

SAM.