Monday, May 5, 2008

Imagine, surrounded by millions who believe a false god…

Today I felt like I was so blessed by the Lord because I heard from so many of my friends, (because I am far away). This is not to guilt you into sending me more e-mails or mail, but to encourage you that your words do touch me.

Many times e-mails are one of the ways that God sends encouragement to His children. Recently, as I was talking with our contacts here, they began to share how little or not at all they hear from their friends from home. Let me tell you—(and not from my difficult experiences but, let’s say, wisdom) being a missionary is hard! For the missionaries here, like in many other places around the world, you begin to feel the spiritual oppression and darkness more and more as you spend time there. You can feel it. I can feel it.

And imagine, imagine, being surrounded by millions of people who believe and worship a different god than you—a false god, people who are deceived into following a lie by the father of lies. You are the .0001% of the population who knows the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and Your Call is to share The Light! Imagine. Isn’t that what we are all called to share? Isn’t that what we are all called to live?

So I ask myself these questions, and I beg you to ask yourself today: Will my heart break for the millions? Will my heart break for the individual as Jesus’ heart broke? What is my life living for?