Monday, August 24, 2015

"Ponder This"

Today, I would like to take a look at this verse. "But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart." Luke 2:19 I'm sharing it with you because of a thought I want to share with you and to be honest I hope you take the time to ponder on it the same way Mary did the things that she was told about Jesus. Ready to ponder? Take a look at Mark 10:46-52

   Then they came to Jericho. And as He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great multitude, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the road begging.
   And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"
   Then many warned him to be quiet; but he cried out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"
   So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called. Then they called the blind man, saying to him, "Be of good cheer. Rise, He is calling you."
   And throwing aside his garment, he rose and came to Jesus.
   And Jesus answered and said to him,"What do you want Me to do for you?" The blind man said to Him, "Rabboni, that I may receive my sight."
   Then Jesus said to him, "Go your way; your faith has made you well." And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road.

In the first verse it tells us that Jesus was leaving Jericho and along with Him, His disciples, and all the people like Bartimaeus going about their every day business a great multitude was also with Him. Along with a great multitude comes a certain amount of noise and chaos....which is why Bartimaeus had to cry out to be heard. When he realized it was Jesus he started crying out ... shouting to get Jesus to noticed him. When those around him tried to get him to stop ...he shouted even louder. And here is the thing moment that I want you to ponder... it says that Jesus...stopped and He stood still. He heard the cry, stopped, stood still and called for Bartimaeus to come to Him. Jesus, in the midst of all that noise and chaos stopped and stood still! He stopped because even in the midst of a great multitude He noticed the need one blind begger! Jesus, the Son of God, halted His journey, and stood still with this question on His lips, "What do you want Me to do for you?"

So, ponder this ... the next time your feeling like you don't matter or your feeling lost in the crowd ... you have His attention! It is pretty easy in today's busy lifestyle to end up feeling a little lost in the crowd or to be feeling a little overwhelmed by the chaos of the day. So, ponder this ... the Son of God is standing still with just one question on His lips, "What do you want Me to do for you?" Why? Because of His love for you! He is not a God who is too busy to see you and your need. His heart is always to call you to himself with this question on His lips and in His heart .."What do you want Me to do for you?"  His heart is always to stand still and to bless you ans He meets your need.

God Bless!!!

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