Wednesday, April 4, 2012

April 4, Day 95 - Luke 10

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Oh wow!  What a rich chapter! I know I've read this chapter before but verses 21 - 23 never jumped at me before: At that same time Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit.

Can you imagine?  Jesus filled with the Joy of the Holy Spirit. Not sure why I like the visual, but I think too often I think of Jesus as being serious and here when I read "filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit" I imagine someone bubbling with joy.  OK, so maybe I'm just weird.

The story of the Good Samaritan is such a great reminder of how we need to act toward those around us.  Here in SoCal we have some may scam artist that just want a handout it's really hard to discern who needs help and who doesn't.  In this parable it is obvious this man was injured and in need of help.  I have gotten to the point where if someone ask for money for food I'll offer to buy them food, but I won't just give them cash.

Sorry if I'm babbling thoughts are a little scattered.


  1. I'm realizing how many things that are written in the Bible I've forgotten over the years. In my experience, the Bible studies I've taken part in skip around from passage to passage. So, there are a lot of passages that rarely get read.

    I totally forgot that Jesus took on another 72 disciples. For some reason, this really lifted my heart today. And, I didn't remember this verse: "7 Don’t move around from home to home. Stay in one place, eating and drinking what they provide. Don’t hesitate to accept hospitality, because those who work deserve their pay."

    I've sat on a good many church councils over the years and so often there are grumblings about how much the Pastor gets compensated. I'm going to remember this verse if I ever hear that again. (Fortunately, at the church I am currently at, I haven't heard it at a council meeting.)

    I'm really loving the book of Luke.

  2. On another note...commenting on Holly's thoughts on giving people money, I've found it is really helpful to ask God what to do in each situation. In this recession, there are more and more people in need.

    I also think we need to realize that there are friends and family that we help all the time. If more people were there for friends and family, many of these people would not be on the streets in the first place.

    And, I know this is edging into the political arena, but I believe our mental health system is a complete disaster.

  3. Luke 10
    21 In that hour the Holy Spirit filled Jesus with joy.

    And soon, very soon, Jesus was to be reunited with the Father and the Holy Spirit; His ultimate joy!!

    Our wedding recessional, 28 years ago next month, was The Trees of the Field, by Steffi Geiser Rubin & Stuart Dauermann, from Isaiah 55:12:

    You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace
    The mountains and the hills will break forth before you
    There'll be shouts of joy, and all the trees of the field
    will clap, will clap their hands

    And all the trees of the field will clap their hands
    The trees of the field will clap their hands
    The trees of the field will clap their hands
    While you go out with joy