I remember sitting in church as a kid and listening to Pastor Jack Fedalen preach. I was only about twelve, but I can remember it like it was yesterday. His preaching was always dynamic, but more importantly, he had a way of making you remember what his message was all about.
That day as I sat under his teaching, he reminded those of us who are believers that we should always have a tear in the corner of our eye. Pastor Fedalen went on to say once you lose this, you have lost one of the most important things in life.
Today I was chatting with my son about several really cool God things that have happened over the past week. It is almost overwhelming how many cool things have been happening. As I shared these things with him I watched his face soften, and the tear in the corner of my eye was real.
The Bible talks about how we need to be a witness to others and love them as we do ourselves. We need to feel the pain of others. The Bible also says that the angels rejoice when one soul is reached for Christ. What I was sharing with my son was that my husband and I have been sharing with three couples about our relationship with the Lord. Then this past Wednesday I spoke to a group of over three hundred women at a mini-conference. I was able to share my story and what the Lord means to me. One phone call that I received today was about my message on Wednesday. She asked if she could use some of what I shared. She has family that needs to know about Him and she felt that what I shared about eternity at the end of my message was just what they needed to hear.
Again, that tear was in the corner of my eye. Being older, I can relate to what he was trying to tell us during that message years ago. When we hear of the Lord’s work, His people, and when someone receives a relationship with the Lord, it is time to shout out loud and have a tear. The day that that tear is no longer there and we do not feel excited for these things is the day we have lost sight of what God is doing.
So my question to you today is, are you watching what God is doing all around you? Don’t meditate on the negative in this world. Regain your hope and the tear in the corner of your eye by keeping your eyes open for His work that is being done.
Here are a few verses for you to consider today for encouragement:
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.
In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.
Lynn A. C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother