20130706-094148.jpgAnd he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. And he said to them, Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics. And whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart. And wherever they do not receive you, when you leave that town shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them. And they departed and went through the villages, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere. (Luke 9:1-6 ESV)

Jesus is sending out the twelve to heal and power over demons, to proclaim the kingdom of God. They were told to take nothing for their journey.

Have you ever gone on a trip and not packed a bag? Or made sure that you had extra money to get the things you will need? You plan for a trip just going across town or for the day. Jesus told the disciples to go and not to take anything with them but to make themselves vulnerable and to depend upon the generosity of others for everything.

Jesus is sending us out and asking us to be vulnerable as well. We need to depend upon others. We can not do it alone. We are not self made people, we need others to help us and to get us to the places we need to be. We need others, just like they need us.

So do not think of yourself as a self made person, but remember you need others, just like others need you.

Published by asacredrebel

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