“And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again.” 2 Corinthians 5:15 (NIV)
“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31 BibleGateway
We are brothers and sisters in Christ and are black, brown, any and all colors, tribes, nations and tongues. Almost 20 years ago, my Pastor wanted all nations represented in his church because that’s what God wanted and what it’ll be like in heaven.
We are to lift up those who are in trouble and who need a friend
We cry at the tragedy
We stand with the indignant
We ensure our brothers, sisters, friends, children, and grandchildren live safe, free lives.
“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:25
Talk to People, they are hungry for human connection. Love them. Let churches create online chats, meetings, prayers. Gather in homes in small numbers and stay safe, using distancing methods.
Pastor Carter Conlin, Times Square Church:
“If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed, but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?” James 2:16 (NIV)
Are we Christians walking the walk?
Dull eyes & ears – it hurts to see their ignorance. Jesus’ compassion is perceptive to people’s needs.
“If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.
“Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you.” Matthew 5:40-42 (NKJV)
Father God, pop open the ears and unveil their eyes, in Jesus’ name. Thank You for the special prayer request You answered through ‘strangers’ today in such a profound way.