The Greatest Ability

One day Jesus was walking along on his way to Jerusalem when two blind men began yelling at him. The Bible says, “Two blind men shouted ‘Lord, have mercy on us!’ Jesus stopped and called them, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’” (Matthew 20:30-32).
Notice the word stopped. Jesus stopped. Jesus was willing to stop—to be interrupted. We must be as well. So much of Jesus’ ministry and so many of His miracles were the result of interruptions. Think about all the people He healed: the blind man, the lame man, the sick people, the paralyzed man, the dead child—all were interruptions. His first miracle? Interrupted at a wedding. Second miracle? Interrupted on the way to Galilee.
It says, “Jesus stopped.” Many people like to study the steps of Jesus but it is interesting to study the stops of Jesus. Throughout His entire ministry, Jesus was willing to be stopped—to be interrupted. The Bible says, “Never tell your neighbors to wait until tomorrow if you can help them today” (Proverbs 3:28). Peter wrote, “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others” (1 Peter 4:10).  
All of this teaches us: we must be willing to be available if we are going to serve others. I have heard it said, “The greatest ability is availability.” So be available—it’s what Jesus would do!
Devotedly yours,
 Pastor Ron

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