Great Plains Daily Devotional for 12/10/2019

Today please be in prayer for

Newton Salem UMC
Hutchinson District
Newton Trinity Heights UMC
Hutchinson District
Peabody UMC
Hutchinson District
Burrton UMC
Pleasant Grove UMC
Hutchinson District

Today's Lectionary Text

Throughout Advent, we will read the book of Luke together.  You are invited to pause for a few minutes, quite your soul and read contemplatively Luke 10.  

Today's Devotional

After reading the entire chapter, pause and read the highlighted verses below for further reflection.
Today‘s focus is on verses Luke 10: 38-42  
 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.  She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.  But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”  “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things,  but few things are needed—or indeed only one.[f] Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
  1. In today’s passage, Jesus has sent out 72 disciples, shared the story of The Great Samaritan and met with Mary and Martha. In this jam-packed chapter, spend time like Mary soaking in today’s Scriptures. Listen to someone else’s wisdom today.  Give yourself the gift of being attentive to the voice of God speaking to you through your experiences today.
  2. In honor of Martha, find some tasks to do joyfully today.  Choose some specific work and try to do it more contemplatively, practicing the presence of God with you in all you do today.
On social media — either Facebook, Twitter or Instagram —share an image and/or your reflections on today’s chapter. Please share only images that you have taken or for which you own the rights.  Be sure to include the hashtags #GPUMCAdvent and #Luke10 as we reflect together in community.


Prayer for Reflection

O God, we surrender our thoughts, quiet our souls and lean into your abiding grace with us through all that we do today. Amen.   


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