Has secularism overtaken the hearts and minds of this generation, or has apathy become a resounding shout that deafens the cries of the hurting and numbs the heart of the pious? As I search through the pages of scattered words of hopelessness, I question my own convictions. Is an emotional response enough to soothe my conscience, or is God demanding more than mere acknowledgement? Society is desperate for a Savior who is willing to dwell amongst the crowds; however, we have become a generation who points out directions with clothed hands and hardened hearts. Are we truly seeking the face of God or are we simply escaping discomfort?
Christ is not a figurehead; demanding structure from the masses, but an act of selfless action, who should overwhelm our lives with purpose and compassion. Has our prayer become a petition for others, or an excuse to remain indifferent? Let us stop beckoning the gates of heaven for open doors, and choose to love those on the curbside. “Never walk away from someone who deserves help; your hand is God’s hand for that person” (Proverbs 3:27 MSG). Each of us stands in the gap. Are we breaking through the silence, declaring judgment, or lifting our hands in worship with our backs turned against society? One’s testimony is not simply a culmination of factual activity, devoid of Christian interaction, but a stamped passport of conversations. What have we engraved upon the heart of man?