A simple song can make us think about true perspective. Most of us that are able to watch this video today will probably never get kicked out of our homes and flee far from what we know for safety because we fear death. We won’t have to carry our children miles upon miles across broken earth and through rivers worrying about where our next meal will come from. And we won’t have to get into an overcrowded raft grasping onto our family so none of them will fall out and wash up lifeless on an abandoned shore.
It is easy to write this video off as a political statement because those are easy to crumble up and throw in the trash. To the Christ-follower this isn’t a political statement—this a kingdom statement. It is easy to say “Let me pray about it and see if God wants me to do something about what I just watched.” But hasn’t He already told you to do something?
Jesus was asked by his disciples “When will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3). Jesus answered this way: “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ Then the righteous will answer him ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in person and go visit you?’” (Matthew 25:34-39). Jesus concludes his lesson this way: “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’” (Matthew 25:40).
Our prayers shouldn’t be “IF” God wants me to do something about what I just watched, but “HOW” God wants me to go about doing something.
All the world watches as the people run
From the fiercest storm to the fierce unknown
Will we watch and wait
Turn and close our door
Or will we be who we’ve always said we are? – Gungor
Ask yourself this question today: Who am I?
“‘When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the LORD your God.'” – Leviticus 19:33-34