Does your heart feel sympathize or empathize for the lost souls of the world? Have you ever thought deeply on the lost condition of the world? What about feeling the hurt of your own child or loved one? Can you imagine how God must feel about the lost eternal souls of this world?

We may hear about tragedies on the news or from friends and family, but can you imagine listening to all the prayers from God’s hurting children? Millions of prayers if not billions of prayers go up to God every day. Here are a few examples from the Bible:

And the LORD said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually. (1 Kings 9:3 KJV)

Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD. (2 Kings 20:5 KJV)

But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. (Luke 1:13 KJV)

And said, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God. (Acts 10:31 KJV)

God’s heart must grieve over the pain His children go through for His eyes and heart are with us. He sees our tears our longings like Zacharias longing for his first child or Cornelius’ pain for his daughter.

But can you also imagine seeing the prodigal child going through pain and suffering because he or she was mislead and is going down the path of destruction. Those who have been hurt or mislead, who could be living a more abundant life, only if someone would have introduced them to the good news of salvation.

God heard the prayers of the Hebrews who were in captivity about 400 years. The sorrow and compassion God must feel, even Jesus had compassion over those who followed Him.

Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way. (Matthew 15:32 KJV)

And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. (Matthew 14:14 KJV)

But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. {fainted…: or, were tired and lay down} (Matthew 9:36 KJV)

God sees and feels our needs. He has given us His word the Holy Bible and says “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened” (Matthew 7:7-8 KJV).

God’s compassion is so heart felt that He gave His only begotten Son as the propitiation to the world so that they could escape the lies of the devil and live a more abundant life. Have you even contemplated giving up your child for the world? If you have you may have felt a small portion of the sorrowful condition of the world, God’s hurting child, a prodigal child or maybe even the lost eternal souls doomed for eternal destruction.

So will you tell them? Will you ask God to fill you with the desire to go as Jesus has given all of us to do? “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: {teach…: or, make disciples, or, Christians of all nations} Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matthew 28:18-20 KJV)

In Christ,

Greg

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