"The harvest is past, the summer has ended, and we are not saved.”Jeremiah 8:20
Jeremiah, known as “The Weeping Prophet,” was a man broken in spirit over the sin, rebellion, and rejection of God by the people of Judah. Tears flowed as God’s judgment loomed ahead.
All around us is a world of people who are not saved. Does it matter much to you? Certainly it did to Jesus. That’s why He commanded us to get out into the world, to “go and make disciples of all nations.” The Great Commission from Matthew 28 has not changed from the moment Jesus spoke it. And we take with us His promise: “I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Serving Jesus requires that we get out of our comfort zones and reach others for Him. Think about the people in John 12 who came to Philip with a request, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” We are on a divine mission that requires global engagement, beginning right where we are, and expanding throughout the world. In doing so, our tears may flow for God’s people as they did for Jeremiah. But because of what Jesus has done to save us, they become tears of joy.
The world waits for and wants to see our Jesus.