As I was praying about fundraising tonight, I had some insights I’d like to record and remember.
I was asking God: How is asking others and being dependent on others through fundraising being like Christ?
And God brought an interesting detail to my attention from my Bible reading: John 19:26-27
When Jesus saw His mother and the disciple He loved standing there, He said to His mother, “Woman, here is your son.” Then He said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.
Jesus “asked” John to take care of his mother in his place–He gave the physical care of his mom to another person. He depended on John.
I also noted this: Mark 14:33-34:
He took Peter, James, and John with him, and he became deeply troubled and distressed. He told them, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”
It’s encouraging to see places where Christ– though he was fully complete and sufficient in all things in God the Father– displayed humanity moments of asking others to support Him, even emotionally.
Luke 8 says:
After this, Jesus traveled from one city and village to another. He spread the Good News about God’s kingdom. The twelve apostles were with him.Also, some women were with him. They had been cured from evil spirits and various illnesses. These women were Mary, also called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out; Joanna, whose husband Chusa was Herod’s administrator; Susanna; and many other women. They provided financial support for Jesus and his disciples.
So. I’m grateful for the example of Christ in this lifestyle of interdependence.
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