Joy provided a powerful message based on the story of Bathsheba from 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15, giving voice to the many victims of sexual violence. She used Psalm 5:1-8 as a lament, similar to what Bathsheba may have prayed.
What is our response to the prevalence of sexual assault and sexual exploitation in our society? There are no easy answers, but we continue longing, praying and working for justice for all of the Bathshebas. We are called to be Nathans: to stand up to the violence in this world that goes on around us.