Today’s Bible passages are: Genesis 9-10, Matthew 9, Ezra 9, and Acts 9

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By Julie Chen

Today’s art is a response to Matthew 9:

And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (Matthew 9:35-38, ESV)

Today’s Question: What harvest in the world can you be praying for today?

JulieC_200Julie Chen dreamed of being an artist and missionary since the age of six. Though she has not been around the world as a missionary (in the physical sense), her work has shown the gospel to others across the globe. She designs books for Tyndale House Publishers (including PYP founder Lisa Velthouse’s Craving Grace) and was also the designer of The Jesus Storybook Bible for Zonderkidz. Julie is also the owner and creative director of Life Verse Design, whose mission is to get the Word of God on people’s walls in creative and beautiful ways. While not making art, you will find her in the great outdoors, photographing, walking, biking, coaching soccer, or simply playing at the park with her hubby and three adorable kiddos.

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Related posts:

Showers of Blessing - Ezekiel 34
The Ache of Waiting: Punishment or Promise? - Zechariah 12
Surviving the Unclean Parts of the Bible - Leviticus 13


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  3. This is beautiful, Jen! It makes me want to go out there in the fields–which is exactly what Jesus had in mind with those words!

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