Luke 10:1-12

Our devotions this Lenten season have been written by members of Faith Lutheran Church.  Today’s devotion is by Bill and Courtney Fast.  Also, if you would like to join our staff in praying the liturgy for Responsive Prayer/Suffrages just click here.

 

After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go.He said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves. Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and greet no one on the road. Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house!’ And if anyone is there who shares in peace, your peace will rest on that person; but if not, it will return to you. Remain in the same house, eating and drinking whatever they provide, for the laborer deserves to be paid. Do not move about from house to house. Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you, eat what is set before you; cure the sick who are there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ But whenever you enter a town and they do not welcome you, go out into its streets and say, ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off in protest against you. Yet know this: the kingdom of God has come near.’ I tell you, on that day it will be more tolerable for Sodom than for that town.  Luke 10:1-12

 

Jesus knew that the healing of sick people would make them receptive to the Gospel.  So many people work in health care or support various disease-related causes and still we feel like we’re not seeing enough progress.  How amazing would it be to instantly heal any physical or mental illness!

 

My mother was unresponsive in the ICU for weeks and suddenly, one day, she got better!  Of course many friends, relatives, and strangers had been praying for her but her Jewish surgeon, who had always been confident in his own ability, came to see her after her recovery.  He shook his head and said that he had been at a loss of what to do for her.  He was in Temple one day for a high holiday and not knowing what else he could do, he prayed. The next day she got better.

 

There is only so much we can do when we rely on our ability but when we ask God, there is nothing in this world he cannot help with.  And when we rely on Jesus we look forward to the Kingdom of God.

 

Let us pray:  Dear Lord,  please bless us with spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional health.  Amen.

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