Last night I saw in a vision that Jim and I were looking after someone's baby and that baby like any baby, initially it was upset because they were no longer with their mum and dad, things were different, someone else was looking after them. We were babysitting. But like any baby, once they have settled down with all the differences and changes of different people and things being done differently and their parents no longer being there, the baby actually was comfortable, happy, safe and secure, and would allow us to care for it. But during this dream I heard a scream. And like any mother you are instantly awake and alert because it was a scream and I was up and checking on my daughter.
A mother learns the different sounds of a child's cry, a mother knows when someone is just seeking attention, wanting what they want, or when someone is really hurt and needs instant attention. Last night I heard a scream, knowing it was a sound of one child who is really in serious need of help.
1 Cor 12:12-27
The body is a unity, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. For we were all baptised by one Spirit into one body - whether Jews of Greeks, slave or free - and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.
Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason cease to be a part of the body. And if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason cease to be part of the the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear. where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body..........
v25 so that there should be no division in the body, that that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honoured, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it."
Often when we are hurting we tend to pull away, we feel we are not wanted, we are in pain and we don't know how to handle things, or we cry so loud that it gets every ones attention and every one comes running. Every one reacts differently to pain and how they handle it. But this morning I want you to know that if you are hurting, you are part of a body that actually is there for you, wanting to help you, wanting to see you no longer in pain but healed and set free, needing your part of the body to be a whole. We often think we are an individual and no body will notice, no body will care if I am no longer there, but in actual fact that is a lie that is seeking to bring division to the body and separate you from the flock. The body is no longer as it should be functioning as it should be because you are not there. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it. So if you are suffering, I can guarantee you, others will be suffering with you but you may not realise it because you are in your own pain.
Please if you need help today, recognise you are loved, there are people there for you. I encourage you to ask for help. People will already be aware of you and where you are at but often we cannot help people unless they are wanting help. And in your pain, recognise that we don't always understand what the 'scream' in indicating, like pain in your teeth, the pain can be so deep that a root canal is needed in order to relieve the pain to let the abscess out. So please be patient with people as they try to love on you to bring the help you need. People don't always get it right but their heart and intention is to help. So I say to you today, if you are hurting and in need of help, there are people around who are able to help you, and if they can't help you they can point you to people who can. Please God loves you and so does His people, even though sometimes we get it wrong.