Insight: “A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.” (Mat 12:20)
Insight 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).
Insight 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!