How to love the lost in your life
February 25, 2013
He who goes out weeping,
bearing the seed for sowing,
shall come home with shouts of joy,
bringing his sheaves with him.
There was a lady who wrote a letter to her pastor one day and asked, “I’m trying to bring my husband to Christ. I’ve tried everything: I’ve talked to him. I’ve prayed for him. And I’ve taken him to church. What else can I try?”
The pastor wrote back with a very brief response: “Try tears.”
As Christians, we’ll never truly be able to reach the lost until we have a deep, heart-wrenching compassion to see them saved from hell. Until our heart truly weeps at the reality they’re facing a Christless eternity, our impact among them will continue to fall short of what it could and should be.
Evangelism is not a program for the church. It’s not a line item on a budget. It’s first and foremost a passion in the hearts of believers. And this compassion… this burden that we have in our hearts for people who don’t know Christ… isn’t something that we conjure up within ourselves; it comes from our relationship with Christ.
Jesus wept. He was broken for people. He was broken for Jerusalem. He felt compassion. May our lives echo His as we also weep for those who are lost to be found.
LET YOUR LOVE FOR THE LOST BE SO PRESENT THAT IT STIRS IN YOU A DEEP COMPASSION TO SEE THEM KNOW JESUS CHRIST.
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