Do you feel special? Most of us don’t at times in our lives – we feel alone, forgotten or sometimes just beat down by life. This world is full of people who feel that way most of the time, where feeling peace is an exception. There are even hurting people within your own church that are feeling that way – unloved.
I love what God says about how He feels for us….
“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” Psalm 139: 13-16
Holy God, please envelope the hurting people of our churches and communities with your peace and love. Help believers to feel the call on their hearts to reach out to people in pain and extend the love of God to them. Help us to grow as churches to minister to those who need to feel your love in a real way to help them to finally feel accepted, loved and special. Let us not sit back and wait until we are asked to help, but to enthusiastically spring into action when we see a need.