Thursday, October 18, 2007

Viagra,WW III, pedophiles--What is the world coming to?

Here are this morning's most popular articles on Reuters news wire.

  1. Voters unhappy with Bush and Congress
  2. Sex, Nazi, burrito and Viagra: Who Googles what?
  3. Putin gave Iran "special" atomic message: report
  4. Suspect says he killed, not ate, his girlfriend
  5. Bush: Threat of World War III if Iran goes nuclear
  6. Mystery underwear stymies Guantanamo investigators
  7. Hundreds respond to Interpol online appeal for pedophile
  8. China summons U.S. envoy over Dalai Lama award Video
  9. Putin calls for powerful Russia parliament
  10. Florist sued for $400,000 over wedding flowers

As I looked over this list, I thought, What a nice world we live in. Eating one's girl friend. Mysterious underwear. Pedophiles. Warnings of World War III. Lawyers everywhere (sorry, John!), suing for everything.

One thing is for sure: our world needs Christ. Instead of railing against all the problems in the world--a common tactic for church leaders--we need to instead pray for the world, serve the world, and share Christ with the world.

Jesus told his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field" (Lk. 10:2). Therefore, this is my prayer today: Dear God, please rise up a people who have a heart for the lost, and send them out to bless the world. Let us not be inward focused, or lazy, or stuck in routines, or bound by tradition, but let us use every means possible to reach the world for you. Amen.