2 My heart is filled with bitter sorrow and unending grief 3 for my people, my Jewish brothers and sisters. I would be willing to be forever cursed—cut off from Christ!—if that would save them.
Life can become so comfortable that it blinds us to the practical and spiritual needs of others. Sometimes, an uncomfortable situation can remind us of those who are lost and hurting and stir us to do something about it. Paul, as he himself was persecuted intensely, remained highly empathetic to the lost. Perhaps Coronavirus could inspire us to be the same. Use the disruption and discomfort to motivate you to love the lost.
Who is that one person in your life that you believe God will use you to reach? Spend some time praying today for an opportunity to demonstrate Christ’s love to them. Pray the dangerous prayer: Jesus, break my heart for what breaks yours.