By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director
Do you remember the last time someone asked you if they could do something for you?
How did you respond? Did you readily let them help you?
There is a story recorded in Matthew where Jesus is walking by two blind men. They’re calling out, asking Him to have mercy on them. Jesus responds by asking them a simple question:
As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they 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!” 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.” – Matthew20:29-34
Imagine Jesus asking the same question of you. “What would you like me to do for you?”
I recently pondered that question and made a list. For over a month I have been praying daily, asking him to do three things.
You probably have an idea as to what you would like God to do for you. Would you take a moment and make a list? Jesus wants to respond to you with compassion. He would like to meet your deepest needs.
The blind men told him what they wanted, and He responded!