Over the last few months, this world has given us many things to weep over. We have seen the loss of life with our fellow brothers and sisters in the Middle East for their faith, the terrorist attack in Paris, and now the loss of life in San Bernardino. It is quite overwhelming. The pain and suffering is difficult to watch, let alone endure. My heart is so heavy for the families who have lost loved ones, and I cannot imagine the grieving they are experiencing. It seems as if there is a spirit of death encircling the earth.
Now as a Christian, we understand all these senseless murders are sin. Sin is an act against God. It is rebellion against His laws. We also understand these people who commit such heinous acts are not our real enemy, but the Satan who is ruling their hearts. These people who do Satan’s dirty work are pawns. They are pawns in his world of killing, stealing, and destroying life. Indeed, this is Satan’s total purpose and plan. He is the master deceiver.
The ways of this world are desensitizing us to sin. We as Christians need to grasp the severity of sin. We need to see with our own eyes and comprehend the destruction sin causes. Yes, any sin will cause its victims pain, sorrow, and suffering. Sin affects us all. Sin is so grievous, the Bible tells us to mourn over it. We are to weep for the sins we commit, as well as the sin of others. We are to hate sin. we are to have no pride in any sin but only sorrow. We should not be passé about any sin, but we should go before the Lord and weep. James 4:8-9 instructs us on how to deal with sin, “Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. 9 Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy.”
Christian, let's wake up! We are in trouble in this world, and we need to weep, repent, and seek God for the soul of humanity and this world. We need to repent and ask for God to send revival. Sin is the very reason God sent His Son, to rid the world of its sin problem; and yet, many have rejected His solution. When we accept Jesus, our sins are forgiven. Our hearts are changed, and so is our desire for sin. In other words, we are a different person. His solution is our only hope, and if we don't receive Jesus, we are hopeless.
Today, I am weeping for the loss of life. I am weeping over my sin, the sin of others, and to the blindness of Jesus’ grace. I am weeping over the destruction sin causes. It is time to weep, my friend. It is time to shed many tears. We are to rend our hearts before the Lord. Therefore today, I am a weeping Christian.
When is the last time you wept before the Lord? When is the last time you wept over sin?