Tonight my heart is breaking for a friend of mine, whose husband is going to pass away soon. Although we know he will soon be with Jesus in eternal glory, watching him suffer from the aggressive cancer and final goodbyes are hard. So hard.
Last night I went to listen to a speaker from Open Doors, who talked on Christian persecution in the Middle East. Watching the video where Christians who had been persecuted in Iraq, Syria and Egypt spoke and imagining myself in the situations they spoke of- my heart just broke for them.
Sometimes I think I might be a little overly sensitive. Then I stop myself.
No, God wants our hearts to break for the things that break His. He doesn’t want us to become indifferent. He wants us to empathise with our brothers and sisters in Christ as if we were the one suffering.
Break our hearts, Lord, for the things that break yours. Let us learn to see others and love them like You do.