Monday, April 25, 2016

Convince us to Care

ACTS 16:9-10
During the night Paul had a vision: there stood a man of Macedonia pleading with him and saying, "Come over to Macedonia and help us." When he had seen the vision, we immediately tried to cross over to Macedonia, being convinced that God had called us to proclaim the good news to them.
I hear their voices everyday:
"Come over and help us."
The children in our school
who do not get the parental support they need.
The hungry in our neighborhoods
who depend on social services
but also on a monthly bag of food from our food pantry.
The depressed in our midst
who try to hide the hollow hurting in their chest
that aching emptiness.
The lonely elder in our nursing homes
widowed, sick, forgotten, friendless.
"Come over and help us."
They call to me.

Forgive me when I choose not
to take the time.
Forgive me when I choose not
to hear their voice.
Forgive me of
my indifference,
my complacency.

Lord Jesus,
you took the time.
King of the World,
you took the time.
You are the most important One
and you made them your priority.

Convince us that you are calling
me and my generation
to take the time,
to proclaim good news,
to do as you did,
to care,
It may be 
THE most important work 
we will ever do.


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