“Sometimes people fall through the cracks.”
This statement rubbed me so terribly wrong. Perhaps because I fell through the cracks? Or because of the countless people I see falling through the cracks… Or maybe because who said it? As if it were some sort of excuse for why we weren’t doing all that God called us to do when it came to reaching out to those who maybe aren’t quite like us. I do my best to extend my time, love to them, especially when I see them slipping, hurting, my heart today is breaking.
I don’t know how we can allow people to fall through the cracks and be okay with that? My heart aches for those whom seem to be slipping through the cracks. They know who they are. They feel every bit unseen as they slip further and further away. It’s these individuals, for whom my heart aches. Perhaps because I’ve been there? Because, one day not so long ago, I looked into the face of my daughter and told her, with so much love, God sees you and He loves you! Causing us both to break inside. I hadn’t realized, she had been falling through the cracks. She was feeling unseen.
“Thank you for reaching out, we finally laid my father to rest yesterday. You and one other person are the only ones who cared to check on me during this time. It means so much, but honestly I don’t think I will be back to church.”
Another precious person, whom we allowed to slip through the cracks? I do not personally know the pain of losing a parent. I have lost many people close to me. I have witnessed friends and family lose their parents… So, I imagine this is not a place I ever want to be… Here my dear friend whom has reached out for help, has fallen through the cracks…
A new believer in Christ, so I encourage, Please don’t allow this to impact your faith. Don’t give up on church or God.
My heart just aches, as I consider the situation, and countless others like it. How many people have fallen through the cracks? How many have walked through the doors of a church needing, hungry, desperate, only to leave unseen?
God sees. He sees everything. Not one of us is outside of His reach. Still, I must believe that He places people like you and me out here in the world to do His work. So that people don’t go unseen. So that they don’t slip through the cracks. We have to be the change in both the world and the church today, because tomorrow will surely be too late.