How’s your heart this morning? Are you dealing with any stresses or burdens? Start your time today bringing them to your Heavenly Father, then, read the passage below.
Luke 7:36-44 (especially verse 44): “Do you see this woman?” (Luke 7:44)
In today’s verse, Jesus asks Simon a question that seems at first somewhat silly. Of course Simon sees this woman, everybody sees her! She’s hard to miss!
But Jesus is asking, “No, Simon. Do you REALLY see her? Do you see her beyond the labels you have given her? Do you see her as one of my daughters that has come to me for forgiveness?Do you see her as someone in need of grace and compassion? Do you see her as someone I have called you to love, help and serve? Sure you SEE her Simon, but do you REALLY see her?”
Jesus was reminding Simon that he had lost track of what REALLY mattered! Simon had been doing all the right things for years, but he had clearly forgotten the reason he was to be doing them: lost people matter to God.
What is God speaking to your heart about right now? What is He calling you to do? What step is He prompting you to take?