Sunday, December 9, 2018

Matthew 20:32-34 NIV 2011

Jesus stopped and called them, “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked.

“Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.”

Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him.


Two blind men sitting by the side of the road heard Jesus was walking near. Matthew 20:30, “they shouted, ‘Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!’” They persisted in spite of the crowd’s rebuke. Jesus thought nothing of what He needed to do but instead He made time to speak with the two blind men. Jesus continually had compassion on the crowds and made time for them. Matthew 9:36, “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” To be an available servant believers must be willing to give like Jesus.


God created us for a purpose and Jesus is our model. Rick Warren wrote, “What matters most is not the duration of our life but the donation of our life.” Jesus called me to follow Him and be His servant. That was the most momentous decision I’ve made in my life. Stepping out in faith to serve Him, my time is multiplied or I just am better at managing my time. The friends I’ve made when serving Him are irreplaceable. Giving like Jesus, I am readily available.


Where is God calling you to be available to serve?


Faithfully serving the Lord,


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