Sara Groves stopped by our offices yesterday to say hello before heading off for a bike tour to benefit the International Justice Mission. She and her husband Troy joined up with the “5 Weeks for Freedom” tour today, and rode 65 miles into Nashville. Check out some pics below that they took along their way. The tour is scheduled to run 1800 miles retracing the Underground Railroad to raise money and awareness about modern day slavery. It’s meant to remind us that change happens when ordinary people do what they can to stop injustice, and that the evil of slavery has been defeated once, and that, together, we can do it again.
I have to be honest. Sara is a big inspiration to me, and someone I admire very much for the way she puts her faith into action. I even had a dream a couple weeks back that I was hanging out with her and she got into a rocket and asked me to fly to the moon. I was like “are you sure this is a good idea? What if we never come back, or crash and die?” Sounds crazy, I know, but I felt like God was trying to tell me something through that. And what do you know- The next day I randomly stumbled across a podcast featuring Sara herself, explaining her current endeavors and how she became so impassioned to fight injustice, and pursue the ministry she’s currently living out. I felt confirmation that God, in fact, was speaking to me through that- somewhat comical now that I think about it- dream. You might be wondering, “Well then what was the point?”
The point is, the moon is a scary place that I’ve never been before and I’d have no idea what to expect if I were to just drop everything and fly there. It’s a foreign land that I know nothing about, and may not even be able to survive. Sometimes God calls us to new places (spiritually, physically, etc.) that we’ve never been before, and we can’t let that fear keep us from saying yes to him, and stepping out in faith. Seeing someone like Sara who is consistently doing that in real life (as opposed to a dream life I guess…?) is inspiring. She and her family are serious about fighting against injustice, and you can read all about it on her blog. Click here to go there now and get up to ‘speed’ on her latest bike ride and other awesome endeavors she’s involved with.
P.S. Go get Sara’s album “Fireflies And Songs”– you won’t regret it.