|Posted by remainingfactorsministry on February 25, 2013 at 10:35 AM|
Luke 18:40 (NIV) “Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him,”41 “What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord, I want to see,” he replied.
Jesus stopped. He stood still. One translation reads, “So Jesus stood quite still” (Phillips). He did not look at the time or contemplate the fact that He had already passed by or that He had things to do. He ceased movement because He noticed a need. Then He ordered His followers to bring the need to Him. He wanted the man to draw near to Him but could see that the man’s body (flesh) made this much too difficult. So He had His followers bring him. Then, when His followers had led him to Jesus He asked him, (Luke 18:41) “What do you want me to do for you?” He did not act as if He knew the problem and now here is your solution, although the problem was obvious. He did not try to silence the man or belittle him. He just showed concern and a willingness to help. Jesus has the same heart for anyone who will draw near. As true follower’s, let us direct and escort those afflicted. Be it an affliction in mind, spirit, soul. body …