Nehemiah 1:4 KJV
And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven
The first song that came to mind when I started meditating on this verse was that old hymn; “Rescue the perishing,” I found out was written by Fanny Jane Crosby in 1869.
Being inspired by an encounter she had with an 18yr old boy while she did some work at the New York City Mission. The long and short of the story is that she was able to help the young man get back on track from a wasteful life, fulfilling a promise he had made to her deceased mother.
Nehemiah had a similar passion for the things of God. He wept for a city he had never been to or lived in. It is sad that believers of today lack the passion and drive to help save souls. We don’t care for the dying!
We are present in many social, religious, educational and even WhatsApp groups and know the kind of conversations that go on these groups. Clearly we see souls that perishing and those that are dying, but because we lack the passion for soul winning, we never say a prayer for them.
Rescue the perishing, care for the dying. Develop the passion. This is His desire.
Have a blessed day.
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