O Jesus, let me accompany you all the days of my life
Picture Jesus with these special disciples – both men and women.
Only Luke has this section which highlights the role of women in a ministering role for the Kingdom. Jesus had helped each of these women. After being blessed by Jesus, they were invited to travel with the group.
Gospel Text: (Read slowly, possibly aloud.)
Thoughts: (Read all. Ponder the ones that attract you.)
- This short summary contains many individual stories. First, the Twelve who are so tightly bonded to Jesus.
- Then the three women whom Luke says were healed. (Chusa is probably the royal official whose son was healed. No wonder he let his wife travel with Jesus.)
- Finally, “many others.” All of whom had received some blessing.
- Their gratitude led to full-time service and even using their money for the Kingdom.
- Luke writes that “the women who had followed him from Galilee“ were at Jesus death and burial (24:49 and 55). They were faithful to the end.
Affections: (When one touches your heart, use your own words.)
- O Jesus, what a privilege to be always in your company.
- By your favors and blessings you bond me to you.
- You share your work. You give me a task. What more can I ask?
- Jesus, wherever you go, I will go.
- Lord, I will use my money for your Kingdom.
- Even at Calvary, I will be there for you.
Resolutions: (Possibly you might want to make your own.)
+ I will recall the special blessings of Jesus.
+ In my gratitude, I will do everything I can for his Kingdom, today.
Thought for the Day: (To recall your meditation.)
The Twelve were with Jesus as well as certain women.