Later the Master selected seventy(-two) and sent them ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he intended to go. He gave them this charge:
“What a huge harvest! And how few the harvest hands. So on your knees; ask the God of the Harvest to send harvest hands. On your way! But be careful—this is hazardous work. You’re like lambs in a wolf pack. Travel light. Comb and toothbrush and no extra luggage. Don’t loiter and make small talk with everyone you meet along the way. When you enter a home, greet the family, ‘Peace.’ If your greeting is received, then it’s a good place to stay. But if it’s not received, take it back and get out. Don’t impose yourself. Stay at one home, taking your meals there, for a worker deserves three square meals. Don’t move from house to house, looking for the best cook in town. When you enter a town and are received, eat what they set before you, heal anyone who is sick, and tell them, ‘God’s kingdom is right on your doorstep!'”
– Luke 10:1-9 (The Message)
Jesus sent then out two-by-two to spread the message. That’s what Jesus was all about… sending people out to deliver healing, restoration, and the Good News.
For a couple of weeks this Summer, special contributor Andi Shaw will be on a cross-country road trip sharing the love of God with ‘the least of these’. Along the way we will be sharing with us her reports from the trip. Andi will be telling the stories, posting the photos, and recording videos of her experience.
Our hope is that these experiences will encourage and inspire you to reach out to ‘the least of these’ as Jesus intended for all of us to be doing… in His Name.
Check out the posts, and check back regularly for updates…
- a cross-country trip [for the least of these]
- shining light on the souls of shadows [purpose of the seventy-two project]
- the beginning: finding direction
- a dream and a smile
- divine interactions in austin
- young and homeless
- churches, zoos, and salt shakers
Follow the updates here at https://bibledude.life/roadtrip