September Message from Rev K Jones

In the gospel of Luke we read about Jesus choosing twelve men to be his disciples.  They travel with him, hear him teach, see him heal, even experience him calming a storm then in Luke chapter 9 “Jesus called the twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases.  Then he sent them out to preach the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick ………The disciples left and travelled through all the villages, preaching the Good News and healing people everywhere.”

When the apostles got back they told Jesus everything they had done and they all went off to a town called Bethsaida.  Chapter 9 verse 11 continues “When the crowds heard about it, they followed him (Jesus).  He welcomed them, spoke to them about the Kingdom of God, and healed those who needed it. When the sun was beginning to set, the twelve disciples came to him and said,  “Send the people away so that they can go to the villages and farms round here and find food and lodging, because this is a lonely place.”

But Jesus said to them, “You yourselves give them something to eat.”  They answered, “All we have are five loaves and two fish.  Do you want us to go and buy food for this whole crowd?”  (There were about five thousand men there.)”  And we are probably familiar with what happened next – Jesus took the food they had, thanked God for it, the disciples gave it to the people and “They all ate and had enough, and the disciples took up twelve baskets of what was left over”.

Are we like the disciples, asking God to do what He is actually asking us to do?   Is He asking us to serve, to work, to change, to move?  Are we the answer to some of our prayers?  Can we only see a sensible earthly solution to situations?  Or can we take them to our loving Heavenly Father for Him to resolve in His way?

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Bible verse of the day

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.

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