Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tears of the Saints

This morning I went on Twitter and did my usual scanning of what those I follow had posted.  One of the people I follow is Northland's student body girl president.  She's always posting very encouraging things that I'm often reposting.  I noticed this morning that she posted about the fact that we were going to have a mission focused student body chapel today, and that she was very excited about it.  I wasn't surprised...Northland has a huge emphasis on missions...but I must admit, to my shame, that I wasn't very excited about it.  I am far too comfortable in my easy life of a college student...I don't like feeling guilty about not witnessing...I don't like feeling like I need to give money to missions...it's uncomfortable...

What a fool I am...God used todays chapel to break my heart...not completely...because I know I will slip back into my complacency and apathy...at times...but I'm thankful that God worked in my heart today...

I'm far too apathetic when it comes to missions...I often ask myself...would I be willing to go even into North Korea...a country that is probably the most hostile to Christianity...would I be willing to go into that country to preach the gospel?  I don't really want to answer the question...but it's compelling...would I give all for Him?

Before I get too cliche by talking about missions, and give you all the statistics...I'll just share the video they shared in chapel...click here to access it...and the lyrics to the song that's playing on it I've posted below...

Tears of the Saints
by:  Leeland

There are many prodigal sons
On our city streets they run
Searching for shelter
There are homes broken down
People's hopes have fallen to the ground
From failures

This is an emergency!

There are tears from the saints
For the lost and unsaved
We're crying for them come back home
We're crying for them come back home
And all your children will stretch out their hands
And pick up the crippled man
Father, we will lead them home
Father, we will lead them home

There are schools full of hatred
Even churches have forsaken
Love and mercy
May we see this generation
In it's state of desperation
For Your glory

This is an emergency!

Sinner, reach out your hands!
Children in Christ you stand!
Sinner, reach out your hands!
Children in Christ you stand!

And all Your children will stretch out their hands
And pick up the crippled man
Father, we will lead them home
Father, we will lead them home

2 comments:

Leeann said...

Jason, I adore this video and song! We watched at my missionary school graduation. We edited it a bit for NTM, but man, how true it is!! I LOVE the urgency of this song. Thanks for the reminder :) Very encouraging!

Leeann

Leeann said...

Also, I love John Piper.