You know how you read a passage in the Bible a thousand times, and each and every time, God speaks to you through it in a fresh way? I want to share with you the way He did that for me recently through The Good Samaritan parable in Luke 10 (ESV).
“A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead” (v. 30).
Hmmm… beat up, naked, half dead. That sounds kind of like all of us humans, before Jesus came into our lives. The thief who comes to kill, steal, and destroy, had done a number on our souls. We were discarded in the ditch of life.
“But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him” (vv. 33-34).
And this sounds oddly like… Jesus Himself. He found us, barely alive, in that ditch. He had deep, deep compassion on us. He picked us up and bound up our broken hearts. He took us to shelter and safety and Continue reading Interruptions: The Most Vital Daily Moments