“Let my heart be broken with the things that break God’s heart” Bob Pierce, World Vision founder
This came to my mind today as my pastor was preaching on Acts 10.
I watched as the sermon began to be lived out right in front of my eyes.
I had attended the first Sunday service and heard the message then stayed for the second service. I was sitting in the back of the sanctuary with the sermon fresh on my mind. I began to notice a lady enter the back door looking very uncomfortable…not sure whether she should sit or maybe even leave.
As I watched, a lady of different ethnicity left her seat at the front of the sanctuary during praise time and walked to where this visitor stood. With a huge smile and open arms, a welcoming embrace was offered. Then she was escorted to the front to sit with her new “friend.”
May we break His Heart in a positive way
I often thought of the quote above as God seeing the negative and his heart being broken over evil. Today I found myself with tears in my eyes after witnessing this scene, pondering His heart being broken when He sees his children living out His message in a positive way. The message had been so clearly proclaimed.
We are part of those that Jesus came to make clean.
People from all over the world are clean and accepted by God. May our hearts and actions speak this message as we accept and embrace one another. May we break His heart in a positive way because we act and live a life of compassion and mercy for all.
Cindy Sampson is a Physician’s Assistant who lives in Louisville Kentucky. She grew up in Florida and invested her professional career in Alabama and now Kentucky. Cindy did not grow up in a Christian home; she came to know the Lord through a Billy Graham crusade on television. She has led mission trips around the globe and has many “children in the faith,” though none by birth. Cindy helps to lead Anchoring Deep in God’s Word, our online read through the Bible. If you have not already been reading through with us, please consider making that a new year’s resolution for the year to come.