Imagine your loved ones starving miles away. After learning of their plight, you quickly send them food with a message of love. Unfortunately both the message and food don’t reach them in time and they starve to death.
Obviously it is heartbreaking; but what makes this scenario more devastating is that your loved ones died not because you didn’t care but because your help somehow got lost on transit.
This is what is happening around us today. Many are hurting and perishing as if God doesn’t care. Sadly, quite often we tend to blame the victims (we normally call them ‘the lost’ or ‘sinners’) for their predicaments; worse still we credit the devil for these evils.
The truth is that God has already sent us Christians as a message of His love and as solutions. If God’s loved ones are still starving, whose fault is it?
The Bible says we are Christ’s love letter to the world. This letter was meant to be delivered through our acts of love (2Corinthians 3:3). We’ve been chosen, anointed and sent as problem solvers in our communities. In a way, if the world around us is still needlessly suffering we, the solution, is the one who’ve gone missing. If there is darkness in our communities we, the light, are not shinning. If life is tasteless and boring then we, the salt, is probably not fit for purpose.
The issue is not about what the devil is doing to our loved ones but about what we are not doing to our loved ones. In the words of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., “In the end, they will remember not the words of their enemies, but the silence of their friends”
God wants to reach out to the poor, but he, the Spirit, can’t do it; He’s looking for human beings to do this job for Him. If you feel God’s love and have the desire to alleviate the suffering and improve lives, then you are the one God is looking for.
May you be inspired now to fulfill God’s purpose for your life and start improving the world around you for the glory of Jesus!
If you do that, the King of kings will one day say to you, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was unclothed, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’ (Matthew 25:34-36)
To your blessings!