Under the blanket of unconcern lays the reasons many people in the world today have never heard the gospel message. I must admit at times it is easier for me to pull that blankets over my head and move on than stop and do what I can do, you know, tell someone about the gospel message.
Psalms 142: 4 catches my attention when I think of the lost in hard to reach places around the world. “Look on my right hand and see, for there is no one who acknowledges me; Refuge has failed me; No one cares for my soul.”
The plea that moved the apostle Paul and those with him to, “Come over and help us,” seems to die on unconcerned men and women today. The little thought put into words that, “we all are missionaries” makes me wonder if that is the case why has the work not been done that was given so long ago?
Paul saw the vision, but from Acts 16:10 it seems they all felt called to go help the man that said, “Come over and help us.” The call from unreached people groups will always be the same, “Come over and help us.” The command from the head of the church, Jesus Christ to go preach the gospel will never change because without that gospel message no one will be saved.
Short term missions is great to open one’s eyes to the need on the field but to open their eyes to the gospel we need more feet on the ground. We need more men and women that will lay it all aside and go live among the unreached, learn their language, culture and way of life then preach the gospel message from a heart that is geared to make disciples that can teach others also.
Let us pull back the comfortable blankets that we might see with the eyes of Christ the fields that are white unto harvest and hear cries of the unreached to “come over and help us.” If we are all missionaries let us say, “here I am send me.” If we fail to heed the message, “come over and help us” only the words “no one cares for my soul” will echo in the regions beyond. Jack