Where did I spend my time this past week? Where did you spend yours? If there’s any indication from the facebook postings, tweets, headlines from Christian papers and general chatter – much of the church has spent the last week focused on the deliberations of 6 men and 3 women with some occasional attention to the troubles of a southern chef, immigration reform and a guy trying to get to Ecuador. I’ve seen mention of pastors planning to preach on the decision made by that group of 9 as well as churches that plan to have special sessions on how to explain their decision to your children. Are these news items important? Sure. Are they worthy of all the attention that the church has given to them? Not so sure.
In the same past seven days as the church kept their focus on the decision of 9 people, over 9,000 people in Viet Nam died and went to Hell. I think our focus is more appropriately placed on the 9,000 and the 9,000 more that are queued for the coming week, and the next, and the next, and the next . . . . .
Pray for laborers called to change the rate of 9,000. Pray with the willingness to be the answer to your own prayer.
We must do the works of Him who sent Me while it is day. Night is coming when no one can work. John 9:4