When the 72 are sent out by Jesus, they take next to nothing with them. They head out to share Jesus with others and are trusting that those they encounter will care for them. If not, they will simply move on.
I wondered if I could d this – just head off and trust God to provide. Could you? To me it would be hard to rely on the welcome and care of total strangers for my basic needs.
And for some of us, it is hard to be the receivers. We can give and provide for others and even for those in need. But t be the one in need is doubly difficult in our independent, self-reliant society. For some it is even hard to take in a compliment!
Yet our willingness to accept the gift or the hospitality allows someone else to offer the presence of Christ to us. At times, we just need to receive it and spend a little time in the blessing.
Scripture reference: Matthew 10: 40-42