For a devotional on Sunday evening I read this heart-breaking story about a family’s loss due to war. I read it simply to awaken us to the intensity of human suffering. I then finished with two quotes to remind us about our responsibility.
This from Ravi Zacharias:
There is one place in the world where there is an aggregate, an accumulation, of human suffering—that is, in the heart of God. God then takes some of those heartaches and funnels them down into the hearts of His servants so that they might sense His burden and proclaim His message. This holy anxiety is an indispensable prerequisite to significant communication.
This from Jesus Christ:
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.
As followers of Christ may the latter be our proclamation as well.