Wig’s Word of God Today 5-16-2011
The Spirit told me to accompany them without discriminating. Acts 11:12a
I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. These also I must lead, and they will hear My voice, and there will be One Flock, One Shepherd. John 10:16
Acts 11:1-18, Psalm 42 & John 10:11-18
The Jewish Christians felt inappropriate for Peter to eat with the uncircumcised Gentiles but Peter explained he had a vision that coincided with the Gentiles of accepting the message of Salvation from Jesus Christ and they as well came to believe God’s desire was to have One Church through One Body in Christ Jesus. I think we are up against this today as they were then with so many different religions swirling around our God-given globe. But Christ reminds us to be steadfast in our love of His Truth and pray and instruct for those who lack a complete understanding.
As Christ expressed today in John 10: 17-18, “I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. These also I must lead, and they will hear My voice, and there will be One Flock, One Shepherd. This is why the Father loves Me, because I lay down M life in order to take it up again.” Jesus instructs us to help those who are not saved by His grace by our actions, our sharing knowledge and our love to know and experience the Redemption of the world.
Last Saturday, I took a very close Protestant friend to the abortion clinic to pray with our weekly Vigil Rosary Prayer Group. He had never prayed at an abortion clinic before not to mention he had never prayed the Rosary before either. He was a joy in presence being a tall man with a smile of God that can and has changed hearts to know Christ’s Salvation. I am reminded of him today as someone who truly seeks to share the LORD with anyone, anytime and anywhere by his actions of complete surrender to Christ’s Truth. He stood with us for awhile as we prayed the Rosary, but then he wondered across the street to stand near my wife who was holding a sign saying “Women do regret abortions” and he began conversing with the pro choice people sitting with their signs.
He is such a warrior in Christ who seeks to learn as well as share Christ’s Truth with people. As I walked over to him to encourage him to leave with me because it was time to go, he introduced me to the elderly lady holding the pro choice sign and I caught the last part of her statement which was, “if the Church would have alternatives for birth control there would be less abortions.” I shook my head as if to say, “what did you just say?” I applaud him for taking a step I have not yet taken and to simply learn what some of these people are thinking. He truly shares his love of loving Christ Jesus and I am proud to call him my Brother in Christ. God Bless you John!
So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we continue our prayers today for Augie Silva’s healing and peace. We pray today LORD You will lead us to be undiscriminating when we seek to share Your Son’s Truth of Salvation. We ask this in Jesus Name, Amen.
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”
One Flock One Shepherd Always Near
The Good Shepherd I AM
My life is for all
Not hired help
Savior standing tall
A hired help will run
When a wolf comes to eat
My strength will shield
Evil ugliness with sharp teeth
His work for pay
Has no need to seek
The Good Shepherd of love
Who protects the meek
All who want Eternal Life
Know me and I know them
As the Father’s love is in Me
I will lay down My life to win
The lost sheep of every nation
My voice they will hear
Gathered in to accomplish
One Flock One Shepherd always near
© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins May 16, 2011 @ 5:54 AM EST