I’m tired of studying the Bible to attain, or in some cases, retain, head knowledge.
If I absorb information without action, then am I similar to the Pharisee of the day–one full of knowledge, but, oftentimes accused of being callous?
The world is a mess. People are starving, while I sit with dessert in hand, being entertained by episodes on food channels.
Children are kidnapped. Raped. Brutalized. Harmed in ways we won’t allow our minds to grapple because it is too uncomfortable for us to entertain such thoughts.
Or, their little lives are ended prematurely, yet, I hasten to get involved because of controversy.
“Wreck me, Lord Jesus.”
Wreck me to the desires of the world, so I can be intimately involved with the hearts of the lost and broken.
One of my all-time favorite quotes is penned from the founder of World Vision, Bob Pierce:
“Let my heart be broken by the things that break the heart of God.”
Not only that, wreck me so much so, that I will not stop at just helping with the physical needs of the oppressed, but loving them so much I share with them the One who rescues us from ultimate destruction–Jesus Christ.
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. Luke 19:10