He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds - Psalm 147:3
Let us comfort those who mourn!
The world still has not come out of the pandemic yet. When the number of cases are decreasing and reaching almost zero in the England, we hear the terrific devastation in countries like India, Indonesia, Brazil, Turkey, etc. due to Covid. Many of our church families have loved ones in India and this is shaking us here. How can we comfort the families who lost their loved ones? What words of comfort can be shared with those who are hospitalized and struggling for oxygen intake? How can the families here be encouraged?
When this pandemic is travelling on one side, we hear about the Israel-Palestinian airstrikes. About 240 people lost their lives. The people in both the nations are living in darkness expecting when the next bomb will fall down. Where is God’s love? Why is there hatred between people? Whatever the reason, can’t people forgive one another? When will there be reconciliation? We receive peace recently with the countries coming together for a common agreement of not striking each other over the Gaza strip. Can we expect this decision to be sustained?
In all these difficulties, we forgot about the persecution in Nigeria. International Christian Concern said that according to the rights group Intersociety Rule of Law, 1,470 Christians were murdered and over 2,200 were abducted by jihadists in the first four months of 2021. Where is it heading to? The lives no longer have value. People do whatever they prefer. When will this come to an end? They are persecuted because they belong to Christ.
What should we do? How can we comfort those who mourn? As children of God, we should intercede for these people in their sufferings. We pray for God to move the mountains in their lives. We support them financially and in whatever way we can. Let us ask God to melt our hearts. Let us ask God to pour down His love in us so as to share it with others. Let our hearts cry for the suffering.