Powered by 4 - August 7, 2014

Many Needs

today's reading.
Luke 13:10-17

the blog.
I tried to visualize the woman Jesus encounters in Luke 13:10-17 as I read. She was probably middle aged or an older woman. I can see her taking slow, little steps and perhaps being a little unstable as she walked because she couldn't stand upright. And, she was likely being ignored by those around her--except for Jesus. Jesus sees her, recognizes that she has needs and then takes action. What a beautiful demonstration of caring for people and especially those in need. 

Jesus' example reinforced for me that I need to be ever mindful of the myriad of people around me and be ready and willing to help someone who's in need. And not just people around me at church, but wherever I go--places like restaurants, the doctor's office, the grocery store, walking around my neighborhood, driving down the road. 

So what did Jesus' example impress on your heart today? Tami

Join the discussion on the P4 Blog
Listen to Back to the Bible

***

Powered by 4 is all about engaging God's Word and living it out--in community. So if it's encouragement you want or motivation you need, join the discussion on the P4 Blog--a place to weigh in on the daily scripture as well as share thoughts & questions. And, for a more in-depth look at Scripture, tune in to the daily Back to the Bible radio program with John Munro.

  • Editors' Picks

    Why the Church Must Start Talking about Domestic Violence
    Why the Church Must Start Talking about Domestic Violence
  • Don't Think of Church as Your Own Spiritual Power Bar
    Don't Think of Church as Your Own Spiritual Power Bar
  • So You Think Theology Is Impractical?
    So You Think Theology Is Impractical?