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A Daily Devotion for Wednesday, July 28


Luke 9: 48


Then he said to them, “Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For who is least among you all- he is the greatest.”


This verse calls me out. There is still a tendency in me to allow my education and good fortune to “elevate” me, somehow. Even as I write this I have to smile, because it is only in my own eyes that I am elevated. God knows where I came from. God gave me everything that I have “earned”. My job is to remember where I came from, and to remember to give credit where credit is due. I am no different than any other in the eyes of God. He loves us all and has the same dream for all of us.

Lord, help me to be humble. I am a tiny part of your creation, special to you but no more special than any other. Like a parent with many children, you love us all. Amen


Becky, transforming

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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Jul 28, 2021

An argument arose among the disciples about which of them was the greatest. Jesus realized the actions of their hearts and took a child and placed it by his side Luke 9:48 and said to them, “Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me. For the one who is least among all of you is the one who is the greatest.” The child represents the weakest and less powerful. Jesus is telling His disciples that in receiving and caring for the weakest, they are also caring for Jesus Himself. Jesus explained that the way to spiritual greatness is through choosing the lowest place and serving others. To enter the kingdom of Go…

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Barbara
Barbara
Jul 28, 2021

Luke 9: 48 “Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest.”


As I did some research on this verse I found out that in the time of Jesus, caring for children was considered a waste of time by important people. The child was viewed as unimportant—only insignificant people spent their crucial time on kids not their own. I feel that Jesus was telling me, through this verse, that everyone is important and worthy of serving. Greatness is about serving others and not about how important we feel we are.

Dearest Lord, give me…


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Tom
Tom
Jul 28, 2021

Luke 9:48


i was originally trained as a pediatrician and I still am drawn to the nurture of children and guiding their development in such a way as to pique their curiosity about God. Knowing that upward to 80% of NH youth are unchurched should give all Christians pause and generate a renewed commitment to share the message of salvation with them.


Prayer - Loving God, give Your servants the tools we need to reach youth for Christ. Put us in places that make a difference and put us to Your work. Amen


TAA

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