If No Man Cares for your soul, then who does?
Luke 14:23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
Some things are hard to do! But some hard things you have to do especially when the Lord tells you to do them. We did a particularly hard thing when we left a church that we dearly loved because the Lord told us it was time to move on. One of our sons started an inner city work in our town which was badly needed. He has always had a heart for the inner city people, the down and out, the homeless, the ones who feel like no man cares for their soul and he wanted a place where they could come and be ministered to.
He asked us to be a part of that work. We started with having prayer meetings in his home and eventually we were able to begin renting a building in one of the very roughest parts of town where God opened the door. We really want this neighborhood to know that although it may seem that no man cares for their soul, there is one who does
There are many children that come for one of the services each Sunday. They desperately need the gospel. It is amazing to know the conditions that some of these kids live in. There have been times when we have given meals and other items to these children, but that is not our focus; we are not promoting a social gospel. And although we are concerned about the physical needs and would do anything to help in that area, our main focus in their spiritual needs. It is amazing that these same kids will come week after week and hear the Bible taught and the gospel of salvation preached.
It would be easy to perhaps get many of these kids to pray a prayer and then tell them they are on their way to heaven, but we are not interested in doing that. We want them to know who Jesus is so that they really know the decision they are making when they decide to repent and turn from their sin to Jesus Christ, the only one who can save them
. They desperately need to know the love of Christ and to know that someone really cares for their souls.
Recently, the building we rent, has been sold so we have just a few days to vacate! Now what? Only God knows, but we do know that He is working and that He will not leave us. He has a purpose and a plan and we are looking forward to what is next. (update: We were able to rent another building very close to this one. We don’t have use of the whole building, but enough it to get us by) (Another update: We have found another building that will be much more suitable and affordable for us! Praise the Lord for His goodness!) If you can find it in your heart to pray us, we would greatly appreciate it. I’m thankful that the Lord tells us to do hard things
sometimes even though it may not be pleasant at first. We are pleased to be a part of City Baptist Church and look forward to what the Lord is going to do. Psalms 142:4 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.
No man cared for my soul – but Jesus cared for mine and He cares for yours, and He cares for the seemingly forgotten people of the inner city.