What burdens your heart? Is it godly or worldly things or is it the God things of this world? Last week I was reading one of my favorite blogs, Another Red Letter Day by Ben Nelson which led me to his article “Is A Holocaust on the Horizon?” on Comments on Christianity. I told my son about what was happening over in the middle-east and I read most of Ben’s post to him and the first thing he said was,
“That is just like what happened in WWII except they had to wear the Star of David.” I said he was absolutely right. He then asked, “Why would someone do that now because we’re not in WWll, right, Mom?”
What you have to understand is that my son is autistic and he takes everything literally, especially every word. I explained that he was right, we are not in WWll but, unfortunately, there are people who do not believe in Jesus and some of those people don’t think anyone else should either.
Then he said, “Mom, we should pray for them now.”
I said, “Your right, Tom we should.” Normally, I would have to do the praying while he would add amen and amen at the end of my prayer. This time was different Tom took the lead, something he has never done before.
Tom started, “Jesus, don’t let these bad people do what Hitler did. Help them now, Jesus! Send Your Army of Angels to protect them. Amen and Amen!!!”
God is speaking through my son to show me that my prayers don’t have to be long ones God still hears my prayer as long as my heart has the right motive.
My son wants me to tell everyone that they need to pray for, “You know the people over in Iraq and Afghanistan and you know where? Where Jesus was killed!”
Maybe if we all looked through the eyes of a child more often our hearts might become burdened like my son’s heart was and is.
Will you let your heart become burdened for Him today?