Chains on a slave are restrictions and burdens of various weights and degrees. We try not to think about the suffering of another. After a quick prayer we will excuse ourselves to think about other things. My challenge is to hold your attention. Why is this important to me? Because I know God will use those who do see, and have willing hearts.
They are scattered about and gathered into colonies, villages and tribal areas. Corralled through economic necessity, escape is difficult with little opportunity. Restricted in a cast system, and ruled by those who do not know Christ, Christians pray a lot. Relief from fear of so many things, prayer for children when there is no doctor and often prayer for a simple meal. They pray a lot.
The soul can be set free from the slavery of sin, and Christ stands ready to carry burdens, but the gospel needs to be heard. There are indigenous seminary students That would be very grateful for encouragement and support as God prepares them to serve. They will become pastors who are called to the least of God’s children, who have no means to provide for the pastor and his family. These pastors teach the uneducated to read the scriptures for themselves.
God’s harvest fields are scattered throughout the world. They need laborers and those who will support them financially and prayerfully, but most importantly as a brother or sister who truly cares. Emotions are to be shared between those involved in God’s harvest. Is this the fruit God is calling you to bring to Him? If so, there are lots of ways to answer His call. Merry Christmas
“So they came in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the baby as He lay in the manger. When they had seen this, they made known the statement which had been told them about this Child. And all who heard it wondered at the things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart. The shepherds went back, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as had been told them.” (Luke 2:16-20 NASB)