What? Jesus is sending His disciples away? You’d think after they were mean to him in his own hometown of Nazareth that He’d want to keep his disciples close by for support.
What do you mean, you want me to listen to a story? Jesus is all alone now. Where’s the story?
What do you mean, Jesus is never alone?
Okay, I’ll listen.
Jesus called his twelve disciples to Him and He gave them power and authority to drive out demons and to cure diseases, and He sent them out to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
You mean now the disciples could do all that miracle stuff that Jesus did?
You mean they can get me some fish?
But what would they need Jesus for if they could do it themselves?
They needed His authority? I don’t get it.
Jesus told the disciples to take nothing for the journey – no bag, no bread, no money, and no extra tunic.
How are they going to eat? I’m getting hungry thinking about it.
I don’t need that stuff they’re leaving behind because you feed me, but what about them? You’re not going to feed them too, are you?
I am listening.
Jesus told the disciples that the worker is worth his keep. When they entered a town or village they were to find a worthy person and stay at his house until they left that place.
Now I get it. They would go heal people and preach about God so someone would feed them because they were doing that.
But what happens if they can’t find anyone to do that? Would they be like stray dogs then?
Jesus said that if the people didn’t welcome them they were to shake the dust off their feet when they left as a testimony against them.
Shake the dust off their feet? Is that kind of like when I kick up dust to cover my business?
June 16, 2013 at 11:20 am
June 16, 2013 at 2:51 pm
Marina, maybe Jesus will send me off after some fish. If he does I’ll head straight to your house.
June 17, 2013 at 4:06 am
I’ll start preparations!!!!
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June 16, 2013 at 5:42 pm
Another great story sweet Bongo. You gave us some giggles with this one. We still love your stories. Hugs and nose kisses
June 16, 2013 at 8:21 pm
Thanks Chancy and Mumsy.
June 17, 2013 at 7:30 am
I know what you mean about kicking up the dust, Cosmo taught me how to do that, we kick up the grass whilst Mum is busy clearing up, sometimes she says we do it too much and it’s getting all over her! Tee Hee
Wags to all,
Your pal Snoopy 🙂
June 17, 2013 at 3:46 pm
Snoopy, it looks like you’ve been so good at teaching Cosmo mischief that now he’s teaching you some. I don’t have any grass to kick up here, but that sounds like fun.
June 17, 2013 at 7:35 am
I hope people welcome those twelve disciples to offer them food and a place to stay!
How exciting that there were more humans who did miracles to heal poor people that Jesus did! 🙂
June 17, 2013 at 3:53 pm
Kevin, Jesus gave some of his disciples authority do do miracles, and most people where they went did offer them food and a place to stay, but not everybody. There were also some prophets before Jesus’ time who could do miracles. My person says we don’t hear about it so much but it still happens today. She’s witnessed God miraculously healing people. She says it’s pretty cool when it happens.
June 17, 2013 at 9:23 am
Bongo, you’re probably right on with shaking off the dust. 🙂
June 17, 2013 at 3:54 pm
FleaByte, that’s what my person says too.
June 21, 2013 at 10:46 am
OMC.. you’re fabulous Bongo. Of course that’s what it means…hehehehe 😀
June 21, 2013 at 12:09 pm
Little Binky, it’s probably like when you bury your business in the dust. My person says it actually meant something pretty similar to that when they shook the dust off their feet in those days.
June 27, 2013 at 4:34 am
hmmmm…. think I will go out and shake the dust off my feet on the old guy…. bet he won’t get it! hehehehe wait, he is telling me he will get it and I had better be good…. sigh…. Jesus sounds like a lot more fun than our old guy… what a grump!
June 27, 2013 at 2:49 pm
Ginger, maybe we should go follow Jesus for awhile. My person keeps warning me not to aim the dust her way.