Our scripture this morning is Luke 4:40‭-‬44.

Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to him, and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them. And demons also came out of many, crying, “You are the Son of God!” But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ. And when it was day, he departed and went into a desolate place. And the people sought him and came to him, and would have kept him from leaving them, but he said to them, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose.” And he was preaching in the synagogues of Judea.

Jesus shows us God’s love by healing the sick. He demonstrates His devotion to God through His prayer practice. He models obedience to God by going from town to town, telling the people “I was sent for this purpose” (v. 44).

Jesus does all this because He has been called to do so by the Father. By being faithful to His given task, He teaches us about the nature of God and our connection to Him. God has kingdom work for us as well.

Sharing God’s love by loving others, a relationship with Him through prayer, and obedience to the call He places on our lives all build our faith and help others see the blessing of being part of God’s plan. Our discipleship has an effect on our world. Ask Him to strengthen and bless your efforts in His name.

Wise and wonderful God, thank You for choosing us to be Your children. May we follow Christ’s example to bring our brothers and sisters to You. Amen.

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