Let Your Heart Be Broken

Let Your Heart Be Broken

Add to your believing deeds that prove it true —

Knowing Christ as Savior, make Him Master too;

Follow in His footsteps, go where He has trod,

In the world’s great trouble risk yourself for God.


…In the world’s great trouble, risk yourself for God. Risk yourself for God. Risk yourself.

 When I think of the term ‘risk’, what come immediately to mind are conventional things. I think of things the world would call risky — speeding, unsafe sex, day trading, touching raw poultry…you get the picture. Way down on my list would be taking the risk of following in Jesus’ footsteps. What kind of risks might there be in following Jesus’ leadership out in the ‘real world’?

How about standing with the outcast? Standing up for love in a world where hate is a gut reaction and ‘staying out of things that don’t involve you’ is considered, well, magnanimous enough? Turning the other cheek…going the second mile? Tipping over the tables of the moneychangers on a raking-it-in-hand-over-fist-type day? Saying “ENOUGH, for God’s sake!” to the body count that rises higher than the temperature on an Alabama July day?

Things like that could get a person in trouble…

Risk yourself.

 —Leigh Anne


Auburn First Baptist Church