Jesus answered them, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? He entered the house of God, and taking the consecrated bread, he ate what is lawful for only priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions.” Then Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.” Luke 6:3-5
During prayer requests at church, a mentally handicapped man asked for prayer to find a wife for companionship. Another Sunday, the same man changed seats to sit next to me. The two men who bring him to church approached to pluck him away. Not wanting to be his next rejection, I said he could stay. When he asked me to go out after church, I explained I was married.
The Lord of the Sabbath wants us to put the needs of others above the codes of the church, as David did when he fed his companions with bread meant for priests. Have you seen someone at church rejected because of their actions or physical appearance?
Heavenly Father, help me make a special effort this week to find someone who is at risk for rejection and show them Your love.