Monday, April 18, 2011
With books and ideas coming out as well as ideas that have existed for decades that have challenged the idea of our destination after death, I've been finding refuge in the only thing that has stayed true: God's love letters in His Word.
And I think I've found myself letting go of the worries of trying to defend what I believe for what other people set out to change, and instead, discover the deeper urgency to the need of this world.
With the statistics rising in the trafficking of innocent lives, I'm coming to grips with what really is important. And if we could truly grasp the ramifications of the lack of "workers in the harvest field," would our lives look drastically different?
There are unreached people groups and lives being lost without having felt the warmth of a forgiving love and a grace-filled hope. But unlike the popular belief that God has abandoned some and blessed others, I believe the fault is ours. Because we are the one's He's chosen to send out. We've been called to "make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:19), and every life lost that hasn't heard of Love is because we haven't shared it.
But there is a way to change. There is hope to decrease the statistics.
Luke 10:2 is that hope. The world of hurting is plentiful, but those willing to go and share Love are few. But we can respond to the call to pray for God to send out and pray for those to be willing to go.
For people like the Hendricks family- I'm certain there were people praying for God to send His Love over the people of Haiti and so he stirred in the hearts of the Hendricks to go- and they responded.
For someone like Katie who responded to the call to Africa, and I'm certain there were people praying that God would send someone to the people of Uganda.
Or there are the many now silently responding to the call to go to the world who receive no recognition for their obedience.
And because of our obedience to pray, I believe we will see a rise in "workers" to fight against the increase in sex slaves, child soldiers, people starving, children abused, broken homes, and a people with a desperate plea for love. And because of our obedience to pray, I believe lives will be Saved.