We all know them and have worked with at least one person that the world would label as a loser. The world labels them this way for many reasons. Some get this label because of their looks. Others because of their lack of intellect get called loser. Others who don’t seem to fit in with the norm are cast out as losers. If we are honest with ourselves, we may have viewed some people that way. The bad news is, we may be viewed that way by some select group of people. With all that said, a very important question needs to be asked. What does God think?
Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The Lord looseth the prisoners: The Lord openeth the eyes of the blind: the Lord raiseth them that are bowed down: the Lord loveth the righteous: The Lord preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down. (Psalms 146:7-9)
God is for the oppressed, the hungry, the blind, the depressed, strangers, the fatherless and widows. In fact, you could label God as “The God of the Losers”. Stop and think about it. Isn’t that what you were when Christ found you? When you cried out to Jesus for salvation, you were poor in spirit recognizing that you had nothing to offer God, your life was a mess and unless he would reach down from heaven and do a miracle, your life would be totally lost. It was at that point that God came into your life and changed it forever. What made it happen was a very simple formula: loser + God = fantastic salvation and a wonderful life.
Our society–many Christians included–has cast off the “losers” of this world. They are so stuck on themselves and their agenda and could care less about the “loser” people who are hurting. We need to make a difference and reach out to the cast aways. We must demonstrate God’s love so that they can believe in God’s love. Only then can they recognize that the Savior Jesus wants and accepts all that will come to him: especially those the world sees as losers.
So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. (Luke 14:21)