Embracing the Call to Rebuild and Restore in Christ's Name

Isaiah 58:12
And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

Who will work the dreaded trenches of sinful society for the glory of God? There is a desperate need for the children of God to rise to the occasion, and to repair, restore and rebuild the old waste places. Instead, many seek their own!

Many with disgust for the rubble and the waste would rather start afresh and anew somewhere else, where there is no trash from the past to have to deal with. I call this selective breeding in the church. However, God is looking for some, who with His vision and His heartbeat will go back into those places where the vision was lost, and begin again to offer hope to those who had lost hope years ago!

How can we call ourselves servants of Christ, if we are not servants to the sinner? Often is the case that the Lord must save someone out of the waste place, who will in turn give back to the Lord by showing compassion for others in the same shape as they were before Christ. Pious and pride have caused many with a message of hope to walk on the other side of many a ditch with many a sinner left to bleed to death.

However, may God give us some sinner-loving saints of God who will work the ditches so as to repair the breaches and offer hope to the hopeless! A breach is something that has been broken or ruptured. Could it be that many will not go to these places to minister because of a breach in their own heart? May I submit to you that once our Savior heals OUR broken heart, then we will be able to love on His level, and reach even unto the vilest of sinners with the message of the Grace of God!

No one said it would be easy, or even humanly possible; yet, what is impossible with men is possible with God! Let us be challenged then not to criticize those on the β€œother” side, but rather cross over to them so as to show them the Love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord! Bridge the gap in your heart that stands between you and them TODAY!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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