December 30, 2016 – Friday
Luke 9:12-13 [NLT] Late in the afternoon the twelve disciples came to him and said, “Send the crowds away to the nearby villages and farms, so they can find food and lodging for the night. There is nothing to eat here in this remote place.” But Jesus said, “You feed them.”
Ever get tired of helping people? It happens despite being a Christian public servant. It happens to me on Life Row. I know it happens to you.
We are put in a position to help people. But there are so many of them. We get to that point we want them gone. Lots of excuses. Too busy. Too Holy. Too self-righteous. Too selfish. Too tired.
Scripture describes what the tired Twelve wanted to do: send the crowd away. But Jesus said not to send any away – that it was their job to feed them even if they only had five loaves of bread, two fish, and no money.
The really sad thing is that these tired disciples came to Jesus not to seek His help in feeding the crowd. They just wanted them gone. But in the end, Jesus refreshed the Followers with His Devine compassion – His endless, tireless, limitless love. And He renewed a faith that a miracle will happen each time they refresh in His Devine compassion.
And here we sit – you and me – doing the same thing. When we grow tired of helping, we find a way to run people away. But we both can refresh in His Devine compassion. And a miracle will happen. Yes, you really can feed them all. And so can I.
Today at work, remember you are a Christian public servant. You are tired, sure. But He is not tired. So refresh in His Devine compassion – get an addictive fix of His endless, tireless, limitless love. And, I promise you, a miracle will happen today.
Yes, you really can feed them all.
Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray. Thank You for refreshing me in Your Devine compassion. I look forward to a miracle today! Through You, and only through You, I know I can feed them all. Amen.
Jimmy Davis, Jr.
Z-557 Unit N-10
Holman Correctional Facility
Atmore, Alabama USA