Word from the Pastor22 February 2017
Eyes and Heart of Jesus
There is a fresh call of God for us to rise with passion in reaching out to people who haven’t developed a personal relation with Christ as Saviour. We’ve tried many kinds of invitation, but somehow have not been successful in drawing certain groups of people closer to our Lord Jesus.
This year of God’s promise, we first have to draw closer to the Lord, so His life may indelibly rub into our souls, to help us see with His eyes and feel with His heart, so the hurts and needs of those we seek to invite may lay bare before the loving touch of Jesus through our helping hands and gentle words. There are so many contending demands present in this modern world, and distractions emerge in the shape of social issues that can numb the senses, or otherwise create an illusion of temporal satisfaction.
A study of Israel in captivity under the Egyptian rule reveals a relative general acceptance of their slavery, except for the brutality of their taskmasters. And their cry for divine help went on for four centuries.
We might know people in similar circumstances. They are truly oppressed, but their cries are muted and numbed by the perceived picture of relative peace. Just like Israel in Egypt, people tolerate their hurts and other injustices, and fail to voice their concerns. It would take the eyes of Jesus to see through the torment, and it would take His heart to truly feel their hurts. That’s our call, to reach out to the world around us, so we can guide them toward the richness of God’s deliverance, salvation and life everlasting. Let’s get into it, church!
Love in Christ,