Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenage climate action activist, should be in school. Instead, she has been leading protests and speaking out in starkly forceful terms, raking world leaders over the coals. Following the tactics of the Parkland gun control activists, Thunberg is the latest youthful voice to demand that adults act responsibly for a (huge) change.
Young people realize that big things are very broken and demand immediate attention. However, the adults - the leaders, the ones who are supposed to make things happen and address the pressing issues of the day - have proven to be incredibly incompetent, and even ignorant. They're taking matters into their own hands and taking to the streets. Little voices are now emerging that are changing the course of the discussion.
In the story of the healing of Naaman, you can discover how the little voices sprinkled throughout the story are directing the mighty, powerful, and responsible onto the paths that will lead to God's promise and blessing.
In Jesus' parable, it is not the town leader, the judge, who gets to make the decision. Rather, the persistent widow demanding justice gets what she wants. And it isn't because the judge had any awakening to the scales of justice; he simply wanted to get rid of her.
Get the complete story in the sermon video below.