Six months ago, I was in a conversation with a friend and we were reflecting on the experience of Moses when Yahweh faced him.
God’s heart was breaking because of the oppression of His people and He knew that Moses’ heart had broken once upon a time for the same reason. God let Moses know that He was going to invite him to do something about it.
After stumbling over himself, he wonders out loud, “What if they don’t listen to me?”
God’s response: “What is that in your hand?”
“Yeah,” said God. “I’m going to use what’s already in your hand (which happened to be the tool of his trade) to set people free.”
As this friend and I continued to reflect, she realized that her heart had been breaking for a community of poverty-stricken families living in one of the largest city dumps in the world. As we talked, she realized that she had a business degree and relationships with people who could help her start a fair-trade non-profit that could potentially become a creative form of a micro-finance organization already in her hand.
Just Hearts was born and launched last Sunday at Open Door. Through micro-finance, they are helping to create jobs for women and children endangered by the chains of human trafficking in both Nicaragua and Thailand.
God is using what’s already in her hands to set people free.