For years, a child battled a life-altering disease. Everything was more difficult and his parents had tried all they could, sought every doctor they could find and had spent their life savings just trying to help their son.
While in the hospital, certain the boy wouldn’t make it out alive, they heard the world-renown surgeon was in the hospital that day, and he just so happened to specialize in this one disease. The doctor had a tight schedule, and was surrounded by security and hospital staff to make sure he wasn’t bothered as he traveled to his destination. But as they came down the hallway of the ICU, the parents of that little boy were there. A few beeps and dings from machines chimed, but quiet filled their ears.
Tear-filled pleas from the couple came and the hospital staff tried to quiet them.
“He doesn’t have time for this. He’s on a schedule. We have important matters at hand.”
But the couple would not be quiet.
As the physician neared, he stopped, and spoke to the couple. They unloaded the burden of what was happening to their son and in desperation they begged him to see him.
The doctor turned to his staff and security and said the schedule would have to wait; he had a patient to see.
What would you have done if you were the parents? Would you have forsaken all protocol and rules to save your son? Would you have done whatever it takes to have an audience before this great physician?
“And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him. And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.” (Matthew 20:29-34)
Who do you see yourself as in this story? The one who is desperate for healing? Or one of the people too busy to stop and help?
Regrettably, I see myself as the lead organizer, determined to keep us on schedule to Jerusalem. There’s no time for stops. No time for anything other than what’s already planned out.
Too busy. We have more important things to do. We have a schedule to keep. I must stick to the plan…
Jesus demonstrated to the disciples exactly what He had just spoken about in verses 25-28. He came to serve.
Jesus knew what was ahead. He knew the importance of the days to come, the events that would take place after He reached Jerusalem, and that prophecy would be fulfilled just by Him entering the city gates. And yet, He stopped and served these men.
Notice, they called Him the Son of David. This showed they recognized Him as the Messiah that had been prophesied. They knew He had all authority and power and He was the only one that could help them.
He asked them what they wanted from Him and He gave them exactly what their heart desired.
He wants to do the same for you. What does your heart desire? Do you ache to be healed? Do you desperately seek salvation? This morning, you have an audience before the great physician. What would you ask of Him?
This morning, stop, and talk with Him. Tell Him of the burdens you carry and what you desperately want. And then trust in Him to deliver.
Even these two blind men could see Jesus was the Messiah when many others couldn’t. Don’t miss out on what He offers to you today!