Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Never Too Busy
When Jesus heard them, he stopped and called, “What do you want me to do for you?” —Matthew 20:32
I think David may have been sitting out in a pasture one night, taking in all the glory of God’s creation, when he wrote, “O Lord, what are human beings that you should notice them, mere mortals that you should think about them?” (Psalm 144:3).
That is a good question. Why would God care about us? I don’t know, but I know that He does. If it concerns us, it concerns Him. If it is a burden to us, then, in effect, it is a burden to Him that He wants to deal with and resolve.
We see this illustrated in the life of Jesus. He was on His way to Jerusalem to die on a cross. His heart was heavy. He had just dropped the bombshell that He would be crucified. He knew the end was near. Yet He went out of His way and took time for two blind men who had a great need.
The Bible tells us they were sitting by the road outside of Jericho when they heard Jesus was coming by. So they began to cry out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” (Matthew 20:30). People tried to quiet them down, but that made them even more determined to get His attention.
So Jesus stopped and called out to them, “What do you want me to do for you?” (verse 32).
They told Him, “Lord, we want to see!” (verse 33). The Bible tells us that Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes, and immediately they could see.
This is a reminder that God is never too busy for us. We may think God has so much going on in the universe, and He does. But we are His children, and He always has time to hear our prayers.
Summary sentence: We may think we are too busy for God; but He is never too busy for us!
Tags: compassion prayer
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