Thursday, June 2, 2022

The Men Who Shouted at Jesus

“When Jesus heard them, he stopped and called, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’” (Matthew 20:32 NLT).

Jesus was on His way to the cross, on His way to suffer. He had things on His mind. Meanwhile, two blind men on the roadside heard Him passing by and shouted to Him. The word shouted in the original language actually could be translated “screamed.”

So the crowd yelled at these men to be quiet, but that made them cry out even louder. Jesus heard them, stopped, and then healed them. Here were two men with a very real need, and Jesus responded to their need.

Isn’t it amazing to think that God cares about us? He cares about the things that concern us. David wrote, “When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—the moon and the stars you set in place—what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them?” (Psalm 8:3-4 NLT).

I’ve been stunned by how many stars I can see late at night, depending on where I am. It’s incredible and overwhelming to think that God, our Creator, our Father, made all of that.

Yet He cares about what we care about. God is never too busy or too preoccupied to take time for us. If it concerns us, it concerns Him.

In a time of crisis, the two blind men prayed. And so should we. God says, “Then call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory” (Psalm 50:15 NLT). Prayer puts us in touch with God.

Are you in trouble right now? Are you facing a crisis and don’t see any way you can resolve it? Call on the Lord.

The Bible says, “You don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it” (James 4:2 NLT). Pray about the things that are troubling you—and keep on praying.

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