Feed My Lambs
In the 21st chapter of John, Jesus asked Peter a question. “Lovest thou me?” Peter’s answer was “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said to Peter, “Feed my lambs.” Jesus asked Peter the same question two more times. Peter’s answer was the same. “Lord, you know that I love you.” This time, Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.” Peter would spend the rest of his life fulfilling the desires of Jesus. Feeding the lambs, the new born believers, the little children and the sheep, the followers of Christ.
Often times people ask me, “What do you do in Mexico?” My answer, Just helping God fulfill His desires. In John 3:16 He said He really didn’t want anyone to perish, but to have eternal life. I do my best to make new believers, new born lambs of those whom Satan has tried to steal kill and destroy. To tell them that God really wants to give them life and that more abundant. (John 10:10)
A few weeks ago, I was in Atoyac north of Acapulco to visit the sheep and make sure they are cared for and well fed. That’s what God would want me to do. I visited with the Shaffers who have given their lives to helping the lambs through the medical facilities. That’s what Jesus would do.
Most of the month of March, I was in Chiapas, feeding and caring for the sheep. A very poor family brought their son to our clinic to see if anyone could help. They were too poor to go to a hospital. Our doctor removed two tumors from his side. His family was grateful. That’s what God would want.
A pastor called from the northern part of Mexico to tell me of a couple of needs. A pastor’s wife had died and they did not have enough money for her funeral. Another pastor had suffered a stroke. I wired money to help cover the expenses of both. That’s what God would want.
We know the purpose of Jesus Christ, “To seek and save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10) But do we know what His ministry was?
In Luke 4:18 Jesus said, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He anointed me to preach the Gospel to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” Really, who am I? Just one whom He has called to help fulfill the desires of His ministry.
Only a few days ago, we graduated a class of students who for two years have studied and sacrificed to prepare for ministry. My counsel to them, “Go and help fulfill the ministry of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Teach what He taught, and have His compassion for mankind.
Larry Myers... Not a doctor nor an apostle, not a prophet nor a bishop. Just one saying, “Here am I, Lord. Send me.