Imagine going on a trip without luggage. No basic necessities. No change of clothing, no money or credit cards. Sounds both unwise and terrifying, doesn’t it?
But that’s exactly what Jesus told his twelve disciples to do when he sent them out on their first mission to preach and heal. “Take nothing for the journey except a staff”, said Jesus. “No bread, no bag, no money in your belts. Wear sandals but not an extra shirt” Mark 6:8-9
Yet later on when Jesus was preparing them for their work after He was gone, He told His disciples, “If you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one”. Luke 22:36
So what’s the point here? Its about trusting God to supply.
When Jesus referred back to that first trip, He asked them “When I sent you without a purse, bag or sandals did you lack anything.? And they answered, “Nothing” v35. The disciples had everything they needed to carry out the work that God had called them to do.
Do we trust God to supply our needs?
Let’s have faith that He will give us what we need to carry out His work.
Contributed by Carol Harries