God I hate this! I stink at parenting. Look at her across the pool deck. She’s about my age but she’s still bikini thin and pretty, and she’s laying out reading a book! I don’t even have my bathing suit on because the short people who run my life wouldn’t give me the time to change! I want to do something I’m good at and be praised. I want to be in charge of my own time and not feel like screaming or crying 50 % of the time. I don’t want to do this!
Verse 1-2 “After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them ‘the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.'”
THIS IS THE JOB I AM GIVING YOU TO DO. GO WORK IN MY FIELD.
Verse 4 “Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.”
IT’S GOING TO FEEL LIKE CRUD SOMETIMES.
Verse 21-23 “At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, ‘I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to the little children. Yes, Father, for this was for your good pleasure. All things have been committed to me by my father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son, and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.’ Then he turned to His disciples and said privately, ‘Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.'”
YOU ARE BLESSED TO DO IT.
Verse 25-27 “On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. ‘Teacher,’ he asked, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ ‘What is written in the Law?’ He replied. ‘How do you read it?’ he answered ‘Love the Lord your God with all your with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and love your neighbor as yourself.”
THIS IS WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO.
Verse 30-37 “In reply Jesus said: ‘A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. they stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him, ‘ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have. Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?’ The expert in the law replied, ‘The one who had mercy on him.’ Jesus told him, ‘Go and do likewise.'”
LOVE YOUR KIDS AND SERVE THEM LIKE THE GOOD SAMARITAN.
Verse 38-42 “As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She has a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked ‘Lord, don’t you care my sister has left me to do the work all by myself? Tell her to help me!’ ‘Martha, Martha,’ the Lord answered, ‘You are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.'”
SIT AT MY FEET.
THIS IS THE JOB I’M GIVING YOU.
IT DOESN’T ALWAYS FEEL GOOD,
BUT YOU ARE BLESSED TO DO IT.
LOVE YOUR KIDS, SERVE THEM,
AND STAY AT MY FEET.