Great Plains Daily Devotional for 4/6/2020

Today please be in prayer for

Abigail Koech
Laity Jurisdictional Conference Delegate abigailkoech.contact@gmail.com
Kansas City District
Dan Entwistle
Laity Jurisdictional Conference Delegate dan.entwistle@cor.org
Kansas City District
Jesi Lipp
Laity Jurisdictional Conference Delegate jesi.lipp@gmail.com
Kansas City District
Shayla Jordan
Laity Jurisdictional Conference Delegate shaylajordan2015@gmail.com
Wichita West District

Today's Lectionary Text

Matthew 18:12-14 

What do you think? If a shepherd has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. So it is not the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones should be lost.

Today's Devotional

The scene is an accident ward in a city hospital.  A young boy has been brought in who has been injured.
 
The record discloses that he was one of seven children, three younger than himself.   Their mother, alone, was their sole support.  The boys wounds were dressed and the lad was taken to a room.  A nurse brought him a glass of milk. 
 
The boy took a few sips from the glass and asked quite seriously, “How deep shall I drink?”  He had always been taught at home to save a part of his milk for the younger children. 
 
 As persons, as a church, and as a nation, we need to ask ourselves just how deep we should drink of the world’s privileges before we stop to share with others.
 
 Jesus’ one thought was of others.  He healed the sick, He fed the hungry, He prayed for others and also taught them to pray.  He didn’t leave anyone out.  His love was for all people.  And we must follow Him.
-Glen Failor
Lyndon UMC
(From 1967 Lenten Devotion)

Prayer for Reflection

Our Heavenly Father, we thank you for your Son, Jesus who taught us to share with one another. We pray that the love he has for us will strengthen our concern for others.  We pray that through sharing our talents with others, the door to Christ may be opened for those who have not yet found the way.  Amen.
 
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
How deep shall we drink before we think to share.
 

 

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