12 August 2011

Who will listen?

I sat quietly this morning, journal in hand, asking the Lord what He wished to share. 

I long to speak to My people, but few are listening.

As in the days long before, there are those who study, observe and cling to My Word but would not recognize Me if I were to walk among them.

I do now walk among you.

I Am the homeless one; the hungry one; the lame, the weak, the desperate one.

And many walk past Me, saying I have no time to stop, I am busy serving the Lord.

I can scream in anguish yet ears remain closed.

What kind of love can you claim that can ignore the cries of the broken, or their sudden silence?

Look upon these in need and I will be reflected in your eyes.

Thank You, Lord for these words of reproach.  May my eyes see, my ears hear and my heart be open.  May I learn to be poured out and spent in love for the least of these, yes, for You.

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 NIV

3 comments:

Elizabeth Young said...

Thank you Karen for this moving and truth filled post today. Thank you for reminding us of the obvious that we so often turn away from because we think there is nothing we can do. There is always something... hugs, Elizabeth.

Linda said...

My heart is pounding as I read your words. So true. So true. So convicting.

May I quote you in my "Grandma's Letters from Africa" blog?

Linda

Shanda said...

Thank you for this powerful reminder and for the love that you show. My heart goes out to those in need of so little compared to what we have. If we only took the idea of each person being Jesus more seriously the world would be a place of much less pain and need.

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