Going with Jesus

After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; Joanna the wife of Cuza, the manager of Herod’s household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means.

(Luke 8:1-3)

Picture this glad band traveling with Jesus — from town to village, proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom of God: The twelve, several women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases, and many others. What a glorious adventure: to accompany the Christ, the Son of God, on a mission of eternal significance in the company of the redeemed!

But there’s more: This band not only accompanied Jesus, they supported Him out of their own means. Jesus – who created all that is out of nothing, who was able to multiply bread and fish to feed thousands, to pay His taxes with a gold coin from the mouth of a fish – chose to be supported by those who traveled with Him! What an amazing privilege to not only walk with the Son of God, but to have Him depend upon us for His needs.

And He hasn’t stopped! Today Jesus is taking the Good News to Inner Mongolia and Uttaranchal – to the ends of the earth. He is inviting each of us to join His band of joyous conquerors – going with Him, supporting Him out of our own means!

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