O Adonai – O Lord
But with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked. Righteousness shall be the belt around his waist, and faithfulness the belt around his loins.” Isaiah 11:4-5
O Adonai, and leader of the House of Israel,
who appeared to Moses in the fire of the burning bush
and gave him the law on Sinai:
Come and redeem us with an outstretched arm.
Adonai – meaning master or lord is one of the names for God in Hebrew. Lord is a name we use to address God quite often, especially in prayer. Lordship is associated with power, and in human history power is often misused. As the section from Isaiah, above, states God’s Lordship is not about ‘lording it’ over God’s people but about justice, equality and faithfulness.
In a Continuing Indaba Journey leadership is vital but requires the relinquishing of the power to decide outcomes. The Continuing Indaba leader is required to place their trust in God and in the community. The community needs to hear that they are trusted to discover where God is calling them.