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The church to visit lonely people

2018-01-08 20:42
Pastor’s letter (707) Jan 7 th 2018

The church to visit lonely people

The lives of the immigrants are lonely. Because they left their homelands, and miss their friends and loved
ones. They are building relationships with people they meet in the new countries, but they need good
neighbors to share their affection and sorrow. We ought to look around us if there are any lonely people
and to be friends with them. Why should we do that? The fist reason is that the Lord came to find me and
became my friend. Jesus met Zacchaeus, who lived a lonely life, and visited his house, had fellowship, and
became his company. Then, He explained why you came to this land. “For the Son of Man came to seek
and to save the lost.” (Luke 19:10) it means God is looking for a wandering soul who did not experience the
love of God. We who live in the presence of the Lord, have to do what the Lord wants to do through us
which are becoming friends with a lost soul and sharing the grace of God with them. The best gift we can
give to family, friends, co-workers, and everyone we know is to help them live with the God’s love.
The second reason is that God has entrusted me. God who loves us delights in giving our love to others.
The Lord was always conscious of his mission, what to do. “The one who sent me is with me; he has not left
me alone, for I always do what please him.”(John 8:29) The Lord prayed before His death. “I have brought
your glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.” (John 17:4) A person who loves God loves
neighbors either. A person who loves their neighbor would take care and become friend with him. There is
no good person like a kind friend to immigrants. It is because they give pleasure and happiness to live.
They get the power to overcome the difficulties.
The third reason is that there are not good things such as nice person who visits to them when they are
sick, hungry, and trapped. However, the Lord identified a pathetic man with Himself. The Lord regarded
the lonely and marginalized people as Himself. “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was
thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and
you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’” (Matthew
25:35-36) But the righteous people asked back to the Lord. When did we do? The Lord explains. “The King
will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you
did for me.’” (Matthew 25:40) Also, He told those who looked after lonely people to take up the heaven.
The reason we look around to see if there is a lonely person, to think what the person needs, and to be a
friend to him, is not to receive the reward of heaven. We have already become citizen of heaven by faith. It
is because we appreciate the grace and love that we have received, and hope that he is not lonely anymore
but live a happy life by becoming friends with neighbors. A warm word to a lonely man will give birth to a
miracle to bloom in the desert.