Mark 6:7-13

During the season of Lent our devotions have been written by members of Faith Lutheran Church.  Today’s writer is Stacy Williams.

He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts; but to wear sandals and not to put on two tunics.

He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place. If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” So they went out and proclaimed that all should repent. They cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them. Mark 6:7-13

We can go about our daily lives and sometimes forget that we are Christians.

Jesus sent his disciples out with all they needed in order to bless those with whom they came into contact.

We are in contact with different people every day of our lives. Do we testify to those with whom we come into contact? Do we tell them of the Gospel of Jesus?

Why do we feel as though we are not equipped to do that daily? We have all we need to go into the world and deliver the words of Jesus.

If what we offer is not accepted or welcomed, we should not stop there. We should shake the dust off our feet and continue on casting out demons and anointing with oil. This is what we are called to do!

Let us pray: Dear Heavenly Father, we come to you with open hearts and arms that you give us the strength to go out into this world and bless everyone we come in contact with faith, hope, and love. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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One Response to “Mark 6:7-13”

  1. Carolee Says:

    Jeremiah 1:7-9 “But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young’, (or ‘I am too old’). You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord. Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “I have put my words in your mouth”.

    He encourages us to be witnesses and to attest to our faith in Him.

    Ephesians 5:15-17 “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.”

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