That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore.

Matthew 13 : 1 – 2

When there are large crowds that want to hear you teach, and you want to teach them, it is good to make sure as many people possible can hear you. If you are inside, and there are people cannot get inside to hear you, then they lose the chance to learn from you might have to say.

Jesus came to teach people how to live, and he wants to make sure that message is spread as far and wide as possible. So, instead of staying inside the house, or pressed into the crowds, he gets to a place, the boat, so that as many people possible can hear him.

When you are trying to teach people something which will make a difference, do you do it in a way that as many people possible can be able to hear that message, or do you keep it to yourself? We don’t need to get on a boat, but we do need to be willing to step outside of the comfort of our homes, and be in a space where the message can be heard better and travel further.

Prayer: Loving God, we give you thanks that you gave us many people to teach us how to live in this new way. You have also called us to spread your message so that it might continue and spread to the ends of the earth. May we be willing to step into places where more people might be able to hear your message of love and grace. Amen.

Action: Who and/or where can you go to and share about Jesus and the love and grace we are given through him?

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