Today I was reading about Jeremiah, the Weeping Prophet.
All of my life I’ve heard stories about Jeremiah
but until today
I never really felt like I identified with him.
As I read about how he lived in the final days of the crumbling nation of Israel,
I immediately thought about the
“crumbling” that is taking place in our very own nation.
Jeremiah, a faithful, God-fearing man, was called to tell Israel that,
because of their unrepentant sin, their God had turned against them.
We as Christians are called to spread the Good News,
this Glorious Gospel
and tell others to repent of their sin
or else God will turn against all those who do not.
Jeremiah is known as “the weeping prophet,” because he cried tears of sadness,
not only because he knew what was about to happen,
but because no matter how hard he tried, the people would not listen.
I have experienced rejection a time or two and if you have,
I’m sure we can agree that it isn’t a great feeling.
Here though, I believe Jeremiah is weeping about much more than just
a rejection of himself. People were rejecting
the Greatest Gift known to mankind…
they were rejecting the Salvation of Jesus Christ.
What a reason Jeremiah had to weep!
Often times, when people reject the message of Jesus, I find myself
thinking “they’ve heard the message a hundred times and
it’s their choice to continue doing what they’re doing.”
Fellow Believers, may the Lord
help us to take some time and be like Jeremiah,
warning those in love to turn to Christ
and if they do not,
may we weep and call out to a Loving God
who is full of Grace and Mercy
on their behalf.
Today my heart is broken.
I know so many that I dearly love that have rejected
the Gospel of Christ time and time again.
Help me Lord
to not take such a serious thing so lightly…
Break my heart for what breaks Yours!
On behalf of these precious souls, are we weeping?