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Meditation — November 12, 2017

Posted on Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Scripture: Then (Jesus) turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet. You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet.  Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—for she has loved much. But he who have been forgiven little loves little.” Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven” Luke 7:44-48

Prayer:  I am unwinding from a busy weekend of travel. In preparing for a Sunday school lesson, I came upon the scripture selection which emphasizes Jesus’ forgiveness. The lesson began with Garth Brooks singing Friends in Low Places to remind us that Jesus had and has friends in low places. Create in me a listening heart.

Reflection: You are caught speechless with Jesus’ query, Do you see this woman? How often have you glanced over the emotional tumult before you as a scene too difficult to comprehend? Jesus exemplified how you are to respond to the hurt in your midst. You have been graced by the opportunity to live in regions of the world where suffering is perhaps more evident that where you reside; however, it may come as a surprise to you, but the suffering is just as intense, only more carefully disguised.

The question for you to keep  before you is, do you see what is before you from the silent eyes that pass you, and are you prepared to respond to the needs that are not expressed by those suffering? It is like being given your scroll at a graduation ceremony, and then opening it to read—be alert for the person in need that you encounter.

Beginning with those in your immediate surroundings, and then expanding your peripheral vision to the outskirts of your dominion, identify and respond to lessen the suffering of those hurting, leading them gently to the loving and healing grace of the Lord—though it might take infinite patience serving and observing to seek the work of the Lord being accomplished. Praise the Lord!

All for this morning.

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