Jesus Stopped!

Good morning! I don’t have to tell you what day it is but I am going to say it anyway! Thank God it is Friday! Yes sir!

I want to share a scripture that jump off the page yesterday, that left me in tears. Matthew 20:29-31 says, “As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when the heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” They were in desperate need of a Savior! Can you hear the screams of our world today? There is so much going on around us, more than ever before! The world is shouting out because of the hatred, pain, suffering, and confusion in their lives.

Matthew 20:32-34 says, “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.”

Jesus stopped! The Savior of the world stopped what He was doing for 2 blind men. With everything going on around him, he still saw the hurt in other people’s lives. He had compassion on them and healed them. We can become so busy and tied up with the things of this world, that we become calloused and selfish. Lord, help me this morning to see people the way you see them! Take away my judgmental spirit! Forgive me Lord when I am so busy that I pass by or ignore those who are shouting out in pain and hurt! Lord, help me to stop! I want a heart like Jesus. Fill me with compassion that will change the world.

Who is shouting out in desperate need today? Take time to stop. God bless you and I pray that you have a great weekend!