“Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.” Luke 10:3-4
James L. Rubart in his novel, Memory’s Door, personifies the wolf as the spirit of legalism, all of the laws that Jesus came to set us free from. The Lamb is Jesus or those who spread his love. Rubart paints a picture of the spiritual world around a preacher who preaches laws that he thinks Christians should follow. Angels are not present, only Satan’s demons placing rocks in the backpacks of Christians, weighting them down. Jesus came, not to weight us down with rules, but to set us free from pain, guilt, and the enemy’s lies with His love.
Christians are lambs who spread Jesus’ love. The wolf is the enemy, the powers of this dark world who tell us we’re not good enough, we’re not worthy of love, we’re victims and that we need to get even. Lambs need to fight those thoughts because we know the truth. We don’t need baggage. We need to depend on Jesus to set us free.
Father God, When you send me to spread your love to another, help me fight the wolf and know that I am good enough, that I am strong with Your power, and that I am not a victim. Help me know I have Your power to love and the power to give Your love away. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.