Many have asked about the history of “Seek Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly with your God” that has become our banner lifted high for our family during this journey. It is based on Micah 6:8 which says: “He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you? But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?” (NKJV). This was excerpted and is part of the song “Courageous” by Casting Crowns for the movie of the same name. John and I went to see the movie “Courageous” and felt it was such a powerful message to men and fathers of this generation that we wanted our son and son-in-laws to see the movie. I watched Fischer and Ben while Lizz and Sam had “date night” and went to the Courageous movie. She would tell me later that she was convicted to raise courageous, fearless men of God. As you listen to the song, you will hear the background lyrics: “Seek justice, love mercy, walk humbly with your God”. Nine words that anyone can remember to guide us on how we should conduct our lives.
Lizz loved this so much, she created a wall hanging for Hayes’ room: “Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly with your God”. It was on display at the church during her home going service. She never got to place that in Hayes’ earthly room. However, I always think there is one in their mansion in heaven. One of the moving moments for me in their home going service was to hear those in attendance of the service along with our family sing along with the song and repeat the lyrics: “Seek justice, love mercy, walk humbly with your God”.
I have used this verse on the Memorial wreaths I have made for the boys for Halloween and Birthday’s. Recently, I asked an artist in Wimberly, Texas who creates beautiful handmade pottery to create something that would bring that message into my home. Every time I see it, I think of Lizz and the guidance that the verse provides.
So, enjoy the song “Courageous”, if you haven’t seen the movie it’s a MUST WATCH, meditate on the verse and now you know what it’s all about!