I Can’t Count Them!

In the ocean,
I wonder how many schools of fish there are.
I can’t count them.
In the forest,
I wonder how many different trees there are.
I can’t count them.
In the meadow,
I wonder how many blades of grass there are.
I can’t count them.
In the graveyard,
I wonder how many have died without the Lord.

I can’t count them! I can’t count them.
The numbers are too great.
I can’t count them! I can’t count them.
But Jesus knew and loved each one.

In the desert,
I wonder how many grains of sand there are.
I can’t count them.
In a blizzard,
I wonder how many flakes of snow there are.
I can’t count them.
In the night sky,
I wonder how many flecks of light there are.
I can’t count them.
All around me,
I wonder how many will die without the Lord!

I can’t count them! I can’t count them!
The numbers are too great!
I can’t count them! I can’t count them!
But Jesus knows and loves each one.

About This Song:
When I was still working as a web programmer at the International Mission Board, one of my assignments was to program a “pop clock.” This wasn’t the kind of clock that tells time, but constantly shows updates of the world population increase, the number of people hearing and believing the gospel, the number of people hearing and not believing the gospel, and people not having an adequate opportunity to hear the gospel–both today and year-to-date. If you want to see it (this version has changed a bit from what I originally did), go to this page.

I worked closely with several of the folks at the IMB who dealt with missions-related statistics. They had numbers for everything!

But those numbers didn’t mean as much to me. I can’t conceive of numerous thousands of people, much less millions and billions.

That doesn’t make the facts any less true, however. In spite of the growth of Christianity, Christians aren’t sharing the gospel fast enough with a lost world.

If you’re a Christian, are you sharing your faith with the people around you–or are you hiding it?

And–if you’re not a Christian–won’t you turn to God today, confess and repent of your sins, and accept Jesus as your Savior and Lord? You’re more than a statistic to God. He loves you more than you can possibly imagine.

~*~

Links you might be interested in:

I’ll be back again next Wednesday.

Best regards,
Roger

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About Roger E. Bruner

Roger Bruner worked as a teacher, job counselor, and programmer analyst before retiring to write Christian fiction full-time. A guitarist and songwriter, he is active in his church choir, church praise team, and nursing home ministry. Roger also enjoys reading, web design, mission trips, photography, and spending time with his wonderful wife, Kathleen. Roger’s young adult novels, Found in Translation and Lost in Dreams, came out in 2011. The Devil and Pastor Gus just came out, and he has eight unpublished manuscripts.
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