Good Deed Boy

We read John 21:15-25 and talked about Jesus restoring Peter.  Every believer has been, or will be, in Peter’s position.  We will fail our Lord.  We can say, “We love our Lord and will never abandon Him.”  However, like Peter, we will deny Him one way or another.  Matthew 26:33, “Peter replied, ‘Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will.'” We know how that turned out.  Peter denied Jesus three times.

Perhaps when have failed our Lord, we feel that we are not worthy.  The question Jesus asked Peter, He asks us as well.  “Do you love me more than these?”  How can we answer that?  “Yes, Jesus.  I love you more than they love you,” or “I love you more than all of these.”  Do I love my ministry, my job, my sports team, my wife and my children more than Jesus?

Jesus uses the words, “Me amas.”  It is a term used for agape love.  When Peter answered Jesus, he used the words, “Te Quiero.”  It is a term used for a strong friendship.  Our love for Jesus needs to be more than just a strong friendship.  It needs to be agape.  It needs to be a sacrificial love.  A committed love.  We cannot love the world or ourselves more than Jesus.

When Jesus called Peter, He told him that he would make Peter “a fisher of men.”  When we are called, we are to be “fishers of men.”  We are to go out and make disciples.  Yet, our calling is more than just evangelizing, we are to love.  We are to pastor, feed and take care of His lambs and sheep.  Casa does not just tell the children about the love of the Lord; it is shown…by protecting, teaching, feeding, disciplining, and loving.

Do we truly love the Lord?  Feed His lambs.  Take care of His sheep.

Our good deed boy is at it again.  Funny how he shows up when I’m in the laundry room.  I know he does it to get attention and a “treat” but the fact still remains that he tries.  We, as adults, have to be honest.  Many times we aren’t so different.  When the boss is around, people work harder.  It is almost comical that I can walk out my door and I immediately hear a leader tell the boys to lower their voices.  The leaders want me to hear them doing their job.  Yet, we know that it is not man we need to please; it is our Lord.  Shout to the Lord!  Psalm 145:1-2, “I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever.  Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.”  He is worthy.

All His,

Lee and Candy

 

 

 

Visit the Sick

Sebastian had a meeting with CNA about the home where the fire occurred and 42 girls died.

Josue’ worked on the educational enrollments for the university students and the monthly costs for tuition and expenses. Oscar worked on hospital, Cometas & the apartment in the blue building costs.

The dollar fell to 7.23. This is affecting our income dramatically.

Something that would really help is if someone sponsored a university student(partially) or a child in dialysis. Only one child in dialysis has a sponsor. We are good stewards of His money & are looking for solutions.

Analy has done an excellant job with the many responsibilities of social worker.

 

The fifth item Jesus speaks of in Matthew 25 was visiting the sick. We live in the world of illness. The world has not gotten better physically. Illness, aging and death meet us everywhere. People who are sick they are vulnerable.

Our children with renal disease suffer much more than physically. Medicine and dialysis are important but they need more than that. They need the presence of Christians who love them. Jesus touched lepers when everyone else ran from them.

When Jesus was suffering with every illness known to man as He hung on the cross Mary never abandoned Him. Do we stand with those who are physically ill? Do we stand with those whose heart is broken? So many people could use a visit from us.

Incredibly Mother Teresa ministered to 53,000 lepers in her lifetime. She also had 17,000 die within days of arriving who were not lepers. Just like Jesus was abandoned by His disciples except for John and yet His mother stayed! Do you forget the aged, the shut-ins and the critically ill? So many need you to care.

Heart sickness is prevalent in these world. Will they find a place in your heart?

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