Every day they pass me by,
I can see it in their eye.
Empty people filled with care,
Headed for who knows where?
On they go through private pain,
Living fear to fear.
Laughter hides their silent cries
Only Jesus hears

People need the Lord, People need the Lord
At the end of broken dreams, He's the Open Door
People need the Lord, People need the Lord
When will we realize - People need the Lord

We are called to take His light
To a world where wrong seems right.
What would be too great a cost
For sharing life with one who's lost?
Through His love our hearts can feel
All the grief they bear.
They must hear the Words of Life
Only we can share

People need the Lord, People need the Lord
At the end of broken dreams, He's the Open Door
People need the Lord, People need the Lord

When will we realize that we must give our lives
for people need the Lord.
People need the Lord.

Song: People Need the Lord by Steve Green

My heart was in deep solitude and tears as I saw the sea of namelss
faces coming in and out of the mass transit in Singapore's evening
rushhour. Holding onto the metal railing, with people all around me, I
reflected on my exhasting week. There were three funerals of elderly
people I knew who had not made a profession of faith in Jesus. Did
they know Jesus, have they even heard about Jesus - this God-man who
has come to save them from their sins and be a Saviour of their souls.
This Jesus who was 100% God and 100% man who promised them an abundant
life and a relationship with God. Sadly, they left this earth without
a connection with their Maker.

O thousands of people; young and old, rich and poor, male and female,
healthy and the weak, thousands of people standing within inches of
me. Where or who is their hope? Is there meaning and purpose to their
lives? What is the fate of their lives? How do these people cope with
the busyness and stresses of modern life?

I have God in my life but my life seems so busy - the cell-phone
constantly ringing, e-mails to answer, datelines to keep, appointments
to make etc...Have I also become too busy for people? My rushed
life easily numbs me to need and sufferings of people around me. I
rush in and out of bed, in and out of the house, in and out of church,
in and out of the office, in and out of the malls. I have no time for
myself nor anybody else. Meantime, this sea of nameless faces wait in
need, waiting for a friend to introduce them to the Ultimate Friend
who will also be their God.

Lord, slow me down. Open my eyes to the people around me, people at
work, people in the community, people in my extended family, people in
the mass transit, people next to me. People waiting for a miracle of
new life. People who need the Lord.

They must hear the Word of Life, only we can share.
When will we realize, people need the Lord?

Are you OK? Someone nearby me in the train asked.
O Yes, Yes. I am OK.
But you're crying. Is everything OK?