By CCCNZ Ambassador Mark Grace
In Luke 10 Jesus sends out the 72.
Jesus spells out the dangers and difficulties. The mission is dangerous.
They are sheep amongst wolves. It’s difficult.
The sent disciples are reliant on others for hospitality.
But the thrust and focus of Jesus' words is not on the dangers or the difficulties of being sent. Jesus’s focus is on the God of the harvest and the One who is sending them.
We see God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit at work in this passage. Jesus assures the 72 they can be confident in the message of the kingdom, as they are confident in its King.
In this season we're in, how good is it to know that God remains the God of the harvest, that Jesus is still sending us, and that the Spirit is still validating the message of the King and his Kingdom.