Today’s Scripture: But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Matthew 9:36


Let me see this world, Dear Lord,
As though I were looking through Your eyes.
A world of men who don’t want You, Lord,
But a world for which You died.
Let me kneel with You in the Garden,
Blur my eyes with tears of agony . . .

Let me see this world, dear Lord,
Through Your eyes when men mock Your Holy Name.
When they beat You and spat upon You, Lord,
Let me love them as You loved them just the same.
Let me stand high above my petty problems,
And grieve for men, hell-bound eternally;
For if once I could see this world the way You see,
I just know I’d serve You more faithfully.”

When my friend, Mike Otto, wrote that beautiful song, I was deeply touched and blessed by it. If we could only understand the truth in those words and apply it to our Christian walk, our lives would be changed forever.

Millions of souls are on their way to eternal flames. Yet we pass them by every day because we are too concerned with our own petty problems.

Let this desire be your prayer today: Lord, let me see this world of sinners through Your compassionate eyes. Blur my eyes with tears so that I may

Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder