If you were a Fireman called to a fire, would you stand on the ground floor to rescue the lady trapped on the 12th floor? Of course you wouldn’t!
The people of God who are attempting to save souls needs to be careful that they are not standing on the ‘ground floor’. God’s children are suffering and needs to be brought into the fold. They cannot save themselves. They don’t know on whom to call and they may be weary in their search. Have you seen any of these people? Perhaps you saw them and ignored them or simply just didn’t recognize them. They were standing on a street corner looking distant or perhaps they were even sitting in your church. Maybe it was a woman whom you had never seen there before. Or a man who sat alone but didn’t stand with the other visitors. You noticed but you didn’t approach them. Why? On their second visit.... you just didn’t get a chance! You were busy. Somebody needs to get serious about the business of leading Gods children to Him!
If you have found a chance to approach the distant and weary stranger; DO NOT THROW YOUR BIBLE AT THEM! Think about it... Had your 1st grade Teacher thrown the alphabets at you, would you have learned a word?! Absolutely not! There would only be a garbled mess laid out before you. The people of God must begin approaching the lost in a different manner. If they are in a church you already know that they are seeking.... but they must first be ministered to. As the Bible says: Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 12:18. Do not rambled list of scripture and verses as you proclaim how much you and Jesus loves him.... Yes these words are true, but this person is more than likely not in a position to receive them! This person may be broken, alienated, confused and probably discarded by someone they love. Someone whom they thought loved them. To profess to them that a total stranger and a Jesus that they might have only heard of could fill this emptiness would seem absurd! You have to first minister to their broken hearts, their pain. The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction. Proverbs 16:21 You must speak to them from the heart to their issues and then lovingly introduce them to Jesus...
I can reflect back to the many years I spent in pain. In and out of churches while crying and dying inside. The 45 minute sermons were just not enough. The Vistor’s card was not enough! I wanted to be saved and felt that nobody wanted to save me. I didn’t know how to save myself - and didn’t even realize that I couldn’t! Praise God! He sent many men and women during my different battles with pain who have ministered to me - in the end: In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears. Psalm 18:6 HALLELUJAH AND AMEN!!! He then sent His select Angels to lead and direct me according to His will.
People of God... Just in case there are others feeling as I felt in days past; please look for other avenues of getting to and saving Our Lords children! To borrow a line from one of my poems:
“HIS children are crying inside, don’t ignore them... I know you hear
They’re crying inside... So loud... So clear”...