When He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Matthew 9:36
When you have an opportunity to be a witness in your workplace, on an airplane, at a bus stop, in the store, in your dorm room, to your sorority sisters or fraternity brothers, is your instinct to run and hide or to reach out? Do you not even like to pray in a restaurant because people might look? Many hurting people are out there in our world. We can not tell just by looking at a person what is going on in their life just like others aren't mind readers with us either. Sometimes just a simple hello or smile is all someone needs. Last week I walked beside a lady who had chemo and lost all her hair and just chatted with her as we made our way to baggage claim at an airport.
It says in Luke 19:10 that "Jesus came to seek and save the lost" and as His representatives we are to be doing His work as we go about our day. When your co worker shares a problem in their life is your instinct to try to help or could you care less? When a friend is in need of a shoulder to cry on are you there for them? Instead of getting angry at someone because they 'believe wrongly' try to look at them through the eyes of our savior. He had compassion and hurt for the hurting.
Stand up for the truth and do it in love and stand up and reach out to the hurting world around you.
PRAYER: Help me bold Lord as I seek to share your love with those I come in contact with who may need someone to talk to. Help me think more of you Lord than my own selfish concerns. In Jesus' name. Amen.