3LORD, what are human beings that you care for them, mere mortals that you think of them? 4They are like a breath; their days are like a fleeting shadow.Psalm 144:3-4, NIV
What am I that You, O Lord, should care for me? The Lord is acquainted with all my ways, and He loves me. My years are short in comparison to His, and yet He still loves me. He still chooses to know and love me. The Lord knows everything about me – good and bad. I don’t have to raise my hand like a small child and shout “pick me! Pick me!” because He has chosen me. By the way of Jesus Christ, I can know and experience a peaceful relationship with my Creator. He has picked me first, not last. How amazing is that!
Psalm 139 is sort of my “life chapter”. Some have a life verse, but mine is Psalm 139. That’s where my heart goes. Despite my mental health concerns, the Lord Jesus has chosen to know me, to dwell with me, and to guide me. And, I am very thankful for such a gift!
He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.Luke 10:2
Pray and serve whenever able *Verse 2*
19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. 20 However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.Verses 19-20
Thank the Lord that your name is written in the book of life. Rejoice that our Lord Jesus Christ has saved you from your sins, and continue to follow Him. * Verse 20*
25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”Verse 25
Love God and your neighbors. *Verses 25-37*
But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.Verse 33
Samaritans were not well liked by the Jews, yet Jesus chose to use a Samaritan in his parable – not another ethnicity. Our job is to love, regardless of our people’s status – whether well liked or not liked at all. We still are accountable to the Lord God Almighty. The Samarian chose to love and care for someone who could never repay them. So did Jesus when He carried the penalty of our sins to the cross, and gave us a salvation we could never earn through His suffering, death, and resurrection on the third day. *Verses 25-37*
Few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.Verse 42
Worship like Mary. Make your priority set to worshipping our Mighty God. He will meet all our needs and bless us, even if the dishes don’t all get done. *Verses 38-42*