Today we welcome Ben Clarke from Tear International. Ben lives and works in Adelaide. He has worked as a pastor, church planter, community development officer and teacher. His passions include justice and a biblical understanding of our place in the Kingdom of God. Ben has a passion for growing things, the people who do grow things and for food justice. He is also an advocate for all of the lovely expressions of community that are popping up around the place. He worries about violence in our communities and the globe. As a father of seven he also worries, theorises and acts on issues that affect our planet and the inheritance of his children. Ben speaks from the Bible, informed with his experience of the lives of the poor and marginalised, in a way that encourages and challenges us all to live for the “kingdom come”.
If you look at the website http://www.fortomorrow.org.au/site/about you can scroll down to the You Tube clips and especially the one by Joel McKerrow’s, “Hope For Tomorrow” which is good value. You could check out this very short You Tube clip made in Cambodia. http://www.fortomorrow.org.au/ambassadors/resource/speak-fortomorrow-as-it-is-in-heaven
Ben will remind us of the value of each person and how much Jesus cared for the outcasts and the marginal people of society. After the woman who had been bleeding for 12 years touched Jesus’ cloak, He said, “Someone touched me, for I knew it when power went out of me.” The woman saw that she had been found out, so she came trembling and threw herself at Jesus’ feet. There in front of everybody, she told him why she had touched him and how she had been healed at once. Jesus said to her, “My daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace.” Luke 8:46-48. GNB