My heart was heavy the day after the presidential election.
God, how did we get here?
God prompted me to read Matt 9:35-38.
Jesus saw the multitude and had compassion on the hurt, the lame and the dejected in society. He saw the potential they had…He saw the harvest!
Today’s world is no different…and yet it is completely different.
People in our society are crying out for a Good Shepherd.
But few inside the Family of God have stepped up to fill that role.
It is to our shame, Church, that the world stepped up where we didn’t.
Satan knows the Bible.
He used Jesus’ own play book against us.
Satan saw the hurt, the lame and the dejected…and he saw God’s people sitting comfortably in their pews or luke warm at the ball games and he sent workers to reap the harvest.
People were hungry for HOPE and CHANGE…satan only provided what the Church did not.
It is on our heads that America has fallen from her seat of Truth.
The Left answered the call of those crying out for help.
The Church, the Body of Christ, was too busy, too blind or too wrapped up in the lust of the flesh, the pride of life or tolerance to be the effective vessels we were created to be.
“The harvest is great, but only Jesus in his mercy can see it…It is hardly surprising that so few are granted to see things with the pitying eyes of Jesus, for only those who share the love of his heart have been given eyes to see.”- D. Bonhoeffer
The cares of the world have blinded the Church until she is ineffective in battling evil or answering the cries of the lost.
We have lost our first love and therefore we have lost our vision.
Heaven help us.
We have failed.
Progressives answered the pleas of desperation…and those wounded souls returned the favor and voted for their shepherd.
I can hear so many now, “You’re being over dramatic”, “You’re being ridiculous” or something similar.
Hear me out.
People have longed for healing…physically, emotionally, morally, financially, spiritually and so on.
Instead of love…the church gave condemnation.
Instead of guidance…the church gave tolerance.
Instead of hope…the church gave watered down messages that cheapened the power of God.
The Church failed.
We failed because love of the world crept in and we lost sight of our first love- GOD.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 NIV
What actions of love have we shown? (Besides our pocket books?)
We have given the world religion …not God.
We have been sanctimonious …not Loving.
We have judged the world…and forgotten the level ground at the foot of the cross.
“Judging others makes us blind, whereas love is illuminating.” -D. Bonhoeffer.
When we fix our eyes solely on Christ, THEN and only then, can we see by the illuminating light of LOVE shining down on us all from the cross.
Time to take responsibility Church…then take ACTION!
Return to your first love.
“You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God...Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” James 4:4, 8-10 NIV
God promises to lift us up…but first we have to fall before Him.
An elected official isn’t going to bring the change this world needs.
A government program won’t provide the hope people hunger for.
And a religion won’t mend the broken hearts of the lost.
The time for sitting in our pews hearing feel good messages is over.
The time for assuaging our hearts by writing checks is done.
The time for another committee has passed.
The time for ACTION has come!
“Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth” 1 John 3:18 NIV
1. Do you see the harvest or overlook those not like you?
2. Do you DO anything besides go to church and possibly tithe?
3. Did this post cause you to say, “OUCH”? (BYW, this post made me say OUCH!)