Alex Wire
7/23/12 at 11:00 PM 0 Comments

Colorado Evangelist: 'Make a Cross, Go to Place of Need'

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(Photo: REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton)
People hold a cross during a vigil for victims behind the theater where a gunman opened fire on moviegoers in Aurora, Colorado July 22, 2012.

People see the cross and rush up to say “Thank you, oh thank you for bringing the cross. Please pray for the people in Aurora, Denver and all of Colorado because there was much suffering and death from the fires a few weeks ago.

I pray that no more such events happen in the world, but should a tragedy happen in your area, one thing you can do is make a cross and go to the place of need and the people will come to the cross. We must identify Jesus and the cross with people where they are. I have given my life out where the people are around the world sharing face to face the message of Jesus and the cross.

I would like to add that I was deeply moved with the response of the pastors and outreach groups of the Denver area to this crisis. They were there. At some points there were more ministers than people. But in the larger gatherings the needs of the people far out numbered the people ministering and so we got the people in smaller groups with their arms around each other and shared Jesus, sang and prayed.

Sure there are many ways to minister, but whatever way Jesus leads you … Go
share Jesus with others. We can feed, clothe, build houses, and do great service for others but remember it was Jesus who said, “What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?” How shall they hear without a preacher?

So to a lost, hurting and needy world, the cross like a big flag or banner of God: "I love you!" What is your response? Will you say like Isaiah “Here am I Lord, send me.”

Jesus said, “Pray the Lord of harvest to send laborers into the harvest” ... that is my prayer.

Let's let the light of love and mercy in Jesus bloom like that flower in the ashes. A troubled world needs Jesus. I can tell you Muslims were hungry for Jesus in the war in Lebanon and I’ve see it the world over with peoples of all religions and races. Let’s take Jesus where the people are and the needs are. More than anything during a disaster, people need Hope, Love, Understanding …and Jesus!

Many times as I’ve walked the roads of the world, the water running down my face was tears and not sweat. The love of Jesus and the lost souls call me on. I can never stop as long as I have breath. I must go to the people of this world with the Person of Jesus no matter what the cost. Jesus is calling me…what about you?

A pilgrim follower of Jesus,

Arthur Blessitt, Luke 18:1

(I have carried a twelve foot cross around the world in every nation, major inhabited island group and territory for a total of 321. Have carried the cross over 40,000 walking miles over the past 44 years. Been through 54 wars, in arrested 24 times, walked about 80 million steps, carried a weight of about 18 billion pounds and at the age of 71 don’t have a ache or pain in my body. Jesus did it. All glory to God)

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