QTVOTD: He Received Them…

The last two days have been a crazy ramp to next week where we will have our GOV customer with us witnessing the testing of the product we are building. My team is the one who plans and executes that testing…will be a stressful week.

And the apostles, when they had returned, told Him all that they had done. Then He took them and went aside privately into a deserted place belonging to the city called Bethsaida.  But when the multitudes knew it, they followed Him; and He received them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who had need of healing. Luke 9:10-11 [NKJV]

This is time right after the apostles had returned from their missions journey where the Lord had given them power over demons and the ability to heal. This is one of those passages where you see the tender heart of Jesus our Savior. Read the above passage again and think of that Man standing at the right hand of the Father in Heaven representing us and our needs.

He took them aside privately (intimately). He wanted personal alone time with His friends and disciples to hear their stories and encourage them after their travels. Somehow the multitudes of people who had been following Jesus got wind of where He was with the disciples and they came to Him. He then promptly shoo’d them away and went back to spending time with His friends….nope, that not what happened. He received them, spoke to them about the Kingdom of God, and healed those who had need of healing.


When Jesus told the disciples that He would send a helper, this is how I think the Holy Spirit wants to be with us. He receives us when we follow and seek Him out. He reveals things about the Kingdom of God through His Living Word as we read our Bibles. He heals our hearts and gives us peace when we need it. This is the Holy Spirit inside of us Who is available when our inner spirit seeks to commune with Him. I need to constantly remind myself that this picture of Jesus above in the passage is Who the Holy Spirit is for me in this life under the sun.

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