《今日靈修默想》:「壓傷的蘆葦,他不折斷;將殘的燈火,他不吹滅。」(太12:20)

默想一:你見過一個完美無缺的人嗎?世人因為罪成了或多或少都有破口的人。他們可能正處在「壓傷的蘆葦」和「將殘的燈火」的狀態裡,他們需要耶穌的愛與憐憫,神要藉著你來修補他們破碎的人生。我們愛,因為神先愛了我們;我們憐憫,因為神已經憐憫了我們。我們要服事人,因為神已經透過耶穌基督服事了我們(可10:45)

默想二:你在自己教會裡看到肢體的需要嗎?他們可能為身分所困、為疾病所苦、為愛情所煩、為生活操勞、工作不順、信心軟弱;他們可能是弟兄中最小的一個,以致於容易被忽視。求神賜給你愛憐的心腸,扶他們到耶穌跟前,讓他們在耶穌基督裡看到希望。

禱告:慈愛的天父上帝,感謝祢為父的心腸。我如今成了何等人,都是因蒙祢的恩才成的。求祢打開我屬靈的眼睛,使我能看見周圍人的需要。我願用袮的眼光來看他們,用袮的愛來愛他們,用袮的關懷來關懷他們。奉耶穌基督的名禱告,阿們!

《Today’s spiritual meditation》:  “A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.” (Mat 12:20)

Meditation one: Have you ever seen a perfect person? Everyone has become more or less bruised because of sin. They may be in a state of “bruised reed” and “smoldering wick”. They need the love and mercy of Jesus. God want to use you to restore their bruised lives. We love because God loved us first; we have mercy because God has mercy on us. We are to serve people because God has served us through Jesus Christ (Mar 10:45).

Meditation two: Have you seen the need of any member in your church? They may worry about immigration legality, suffer from illness, be troubled by emotions of love, exhaust for earning a living, feel crumpled at work, and decline in their faith. They may be least of the congregations and are easily overlooked. Pray that God will give you a mercy heart to bring them to be closer to Jesus so that they can see hope in Jesus Christ.

Prayer: God, the loving heavenly Father, thank You for your loving care as a father. It is by the grace of You I am what I am. May You open my spiritual eyes, so I may see the needs of those around me. I would like to see them with Your vision, love them with Your love, and care for them with Your care. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!

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