I don’t mean to sound insensitive. But…

For the past couple of weeks, we as a nation (and a great deal of the world) have followed the case of Natalee Holloway, the Mountain Brook teenager missing in Aruba. This is certainly a tragic situation and I don’t mean to downplay it or make light of it.

But my question is, why are we (and I lump myself into that “we”) more concerned with her physical whereabouts than her spiritual wellbeing? Why are we intrigued by news stories about people who are kidnapped or missing, but don’t care as much about those who have been lured away by Satan, or who are spiritually missing?

I struggle to have a heart for the lost. It seems to come so naturally for other people, but I honestly don’t view people as being lost or being saved (at least, I rarely do that). And that bothers me that I’m not more sympathetic or trying to save souls.

The real tragedy is that there are millions, perhaps billions of people around the globe who are lost right now, and that rarely hits home with me. I WANT to be concerned with that. I want to spend as much time praying for the lost as I do reading news stories about Aruba.