Choosing to Stand by The Hope Resolve

Choosing to Stand

Marching through a hometown bridge
Speaking from a memorial’s steps,
Sitting on the wrong side of the bus
Playing instruments.
Penning unforgettable words
Handing knock-out punches in the ring,
Each of these historic acts remind us
Of the costs in seeking liberty.

Here’s to the one who consistently teaches us to sing a new song of freedom.
Here’s to the one who doesn’t let their past define or limit them.
Here’s to the one who inspires us as they shatter obstacles.
Here’s to the one who time after time gives a voice to the voiceless.
Here’s to the one who is to many a brother or sister, an ally, a confidant and a champion.
Here’s to the one who’s pulled so many out of the shadows and into conversations with a living God.

Here’s to the one who believes.
Here’s to the one who rallies.
Here’s to the one who consistently chooses to stand.

Many people are much more comfortable in the sidelines where it’s safe,
But thank you to the brave hearts who continually say yes and decide to stand.

-Wendy Gonzalez for www.thehoperesolve.com

Wendy Gonzalez

Writer on a mission to bring you inspiration + motivation to fuel your faith-filled living through stories of hope.

June 4, 2020

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