I live concerned for mankind. I know such a statement can sound nearly fictional. There is such enormous depths of chaos, poverty, derangement, sadness, and sheer confusion. The VT massacre escalates the burden we feel to be used by God to make a difference for the good.
We must keep in mind the body of Christ is global. He is functioning right now in Iraq even while the war continues. He is ministering in Calcutta while I go to breakfast in Tulsa. He is listening to those cowering beneath bridges in fear while I hear nothing of the sort. We are not the ones taking on the world and it's toppling confusion. He is. We are in his body, participating via what we deem as little dribbles.
After speaking for Allen French's church at Overland Park Sunday evening, a stranger came up to me and said, You wouldn't know me, but I want to thank you for something. My wife and I were through with each other about ten years ago and a Catholic lady gave her a book you wrote, God Will Make A Way. That book healed us and we've done well ever since. These stories don't make CNN or FOX. However, heaven and earth are filled with them....ongoing.
Yes, we get overwhelmed. However, I encourage you that if you could know the difference you have made in so many lives over the years because of donations you made, notes your wrote, calls of encouragement you made, you'd be wowed at the effective range of the true church of Christ......now!