The below thoughts are based on a Whosoever South song titled “Crying Out.” Today, we’ll consider the song’s lyrics alongside the parable of the good samaritan. We’ll find that we need to share our faith!
There are many in the world right now who are hurting inside. They do not know what to do. There are three examples in this song; I am only listing the first one. Please listen to all three; these are more prevalent in the world than anyone realizes:
“In a broken home, a young boy learned to hate. His Mama told him she doesn’t love him, he’s just a big mistake. From Day 1 he ain’t ever had a real Mother. All he remembers about his Dad is how he beat his Brother. He is crying out for help but ain’t nobody there. Stuck by himself because nobody cares. Try to go to Church but he don’t fit in. All the kids laughed and he ain’t ever going back again.”
Why is our world so cruel and dark? It is because of sin. Our sin not only hurts adults but also hurts children. At the 10-4 God Uttermost Ranch, we will show youth that they are loved more than anyone else can love them here on Earth. That love comes from their Heavenly Father. We will show them that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. We will point them to Jesus the Son and God the Father, for no one goes to the Father except through Jesus.
10-4 God, unfortunately, cannot help all that are hurting out there. Jesus told all believers to help all the hurting in the world and show the unbelievers the truth. After a person puts their full Faith in Jesus, they must surrender fully to God the Father.
I am convinced that the above is an example of what Jesus was talking about in Luke 10:25-37:
The Parable of the Good Samaritan
“And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.”
But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”
Christians, are we doing this? Have we surrendered to God the Father and done what Jesus said? If all Christians did this, how much better would this world be? It would be significantly better. Our responsibility is to share the Gospel, but it is a choice each one must make. Please choose wisely and ready yourself.
The song continues:
“Travelling down this road O’Lord, and I’m crying out to You. Guide me as I go. Lord, I need You here. Cover me with Your mercy because I do not know what to do. Lord I know that you are working so I’m crying out to You.”
If you’re hurting, cry out to God in fervent, sincere, and genuine prayer. The Lord will hear your cries. Jesus is on the way, so put your full faith in Jesus and submit to God the Father. No one matches God’s infinite power, and He has promised you will eternally live in Heaven with Him if you believe. If you’re already a believer, from the good samaritan passage, your takeaway should be to share your faith!
Devotion by Bob West // Learn more about 10-4 God