DAY 301 OF 365 IN 2021


Luke  6:12, 13 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.  And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;

An all night session just to pick 12 people? Hardly what we would expect but we see Jesus approach his selection of the 12 with a seriousness that many might find overwhelming. And could we blame Him? We know that He was followed by multitudes, and of that number, a select few were to be called Apostles. At the time of selection, we had no idea what the assignment of these men would be, but further down the line, we know the assignment they were to be given.

They became custodians of the Gospel, the individuals tasked with becoming witnesses. They were the men to whom Jesus would entrust His message. Hence, He could just not have chosen them. Beloved, there are some things where patience or urgency could either be an asset or a liability. Regardless, both matter where choices are to be made.

Some decisions may be spontaneous, but there are others that require tactful planning, extensive researching, calculated risk management and guidance to be successfully made. Some decisions can not and should not be made on the spur of the moment. Imagine what would have happened to the Gospel had these twelve been chosen any how?


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