Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Oh, My Aching Bones!

Today I had to go to the Cancer Center to get my blood checked. While I was there, a lady I would say was either Arabic or Indian came in. She was probably 65+ (just guessing). I heard her say to the nurse, oh, my aching bones...I ache all over...I hurt all over.....

I have not been able to get that lady off of my mind all day. I have prayed for her and ask that you do too! Don't know her name, don't know anything else about her, but she was hurting physically. I wanted to go over to her and hug her; tell her that everything would be all right. That was when I realized that if she is not a Christian it will never be all right. Wow! How many are dying and going to hell all around us and we are not praying while we could be.

There are so many missed opportunities for us to pray for people.

Dear God, please never, ever let me lose compassion for my brothers and sisters or those that will be.
Matthew 9:35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. 36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. 37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; 38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.


KayMac said...

Arlene, today you like Jesus to me.

Margie said...

You are amazing!! Praying for you.

Rebecca said...

I can imagine that you meet many people who are in a difficult place. I pray that you have the courage to step over the line and talk to them. After all, you are living their life in a way and so have the right to step into their world and be a part of it.

Terry said...

That is really something Arlene, that you would be thinking of someone else's pain like that.
I agree with Kaymac.
You DO like like Jesus!

I remember one of the preachers came down with shingles and they hurt so bad that he would just lay on the floor and cry.
One time when he was doing this, it suddenly flashed in his mind, "The torment that I am going through cannot be compared to the torments that those who aren't saved will be going through in Hell!"
From that moment, he purposed in his heart that he would never forget this when he preached to the unsaved.
He avowed that he would have more compassion for their souls!

I will pray for that lady Arlene because even if we don't know her name, God does!.......Love Terry

Arlene said...

Thank you all for your very kind comments. You are all precious to me!