"By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."
John 13:35 (NRSV)
Prodigal Thoughts: Sometimes I wonder if Jesus ever did a facepalm as a result of his disciples. Most of them were fishermen, net menders, and a random tax collector thrown in the mix. There are also a few that no one has found any evidence of what they did. The 12 disciples were a rag-tag group of fellas. Why did Jesus call them? More than likely, he saw something in them that was different or maybe he just held out hope that they would learn from him through daily relationships. So, what does Jesus see in us? He chose to lay down his life for folks he didn’t even know. Generations to come that he didn’t know. He laid down his life because of love. He is holding out hope that we would take a risk and love him back. Now it is time to extend that love to those around us, both Christian and non-Christian alike.
Prayer for today: Today, I pray that we would step up to the call of being a disciple of Christ. That we would boldly, clearly, and sincerely proclaim the message of salvation to all that will hear. I pray that God will open up opportunity after opportunity for us to share this life-changing message of hope.
If you need prayer, please reply and I will pray for you. If you would like to talk about this verse or have questions, I’m always open for your feedback.
God’s grace on you…