Burden or brother?

I recently heard a story about a little girl who was carrying her brother across a field and he was about half her size. Someone called out to the little girl and said “You are carrying quite a load there!” to which she replied “He’s not a burden, he’s my brother.”
When God lays someone on our heart to pray for or to do something for, our attitude in the matter is everything. Are they a burden or are they our brother (or sister)?
Jude vs 23a “And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire”.
Those who have turned their back on the Lord need us to care for them, to call them, to pray for them, to talk to them, to remind them of God and His love for them, and to give go the extra mile for them in helping them come back to God. Their works will be tried by fire some day. They might make it to heaven by the “skin of their teeth” if you will. Not that they had to earn their salvation but that they will gave nothing to show for what they did here, 1 Corinthians 3:13.
Those who are lost need us to be the witnesses to them that Jesus has commanded us to be. It can be a little intimidating and down right frightening but we must try. Their fate otherwise is the Lake of Fire, Revelation 20:15. They will stand before the Great White Throne of Judgement and face God for the last time.
Carry the burden but bear in mind who the burden is.


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