Daily Word

Matthew 18

Read Matthew 18 – Time with Jesus…. One never knows what kind of wisdom they will receive when time is spent with our Savior. I’m just coming home from a retreat. For five days I learned and leaned into Jesus on levels that were unexpected and precious.

Jesus imparts great wisdom and tenderness in Chapter 18. Did something touch your heart in a brand new way?

For me Jesus’s answer to the disciples swirled with the lost sheep parable and I found myself somewhere in the middle.

“So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.” :4

When I first accepted Jesus as my Savior I was very young… maybe 4 or 6 years old. My neighbor asked me if I wanted to go to heaven or hell. I said heaven, repeated her sinners prayer, and that was that. Unfortunately, no one I knew went to church or read the bible, so I had little comprehension of what my faith was and had all but forgotten it when I began to investigate Christianity as a worldly 36 year old. I was so skeptical and about ready to dismiss Jesus all together when I began my quest for truth.

“If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders away, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost?” :12

Well, hallelujah! Because I was that lost sheep and Jesus went to great lengths to rescue me back to the flock. We’ve both been celebrating ever since.

Beloved, may you find yourself in Jesus today.