Monday, January 28, 2013
If you have time?
If you have the time to think about the time you do not have you have plenty of time, think about it! We always seem to have the time it takes to tell ourselves, hey I don't have the time! Well if we just stop and think about that statement for a bit I think we will see we have time to spare.
No matter what Jesus seemed to be doing at the time He never talked Himself out of what He could or could not do. He just stopped what He was doing at the time to see, not only the need, but to hear what that need was. In Luke 18:35-43 we see one of these instances where Jesus was pretty busy. He had His sites set on Jerusalem yet that never deterred nor distracted Him from taking time for someone in need!
The beggar along side of the road heard all the noise of a crowd passing him by, no one seemed to have time for him and neither did they feel Jesus had the time. Yet the man begging, when finding out that it was Jesus near him, took that time to cry out! Though the people told him to be quiet he never allowed that to hinder him! He new the time was precious and if he failed to cry out all the more he would have missed a great opportunity.
Guess what? Jesus heard, and not only heard but stopped what He was doing at the time, and took the time to listen to the mans needs. The result the beggar was healed from his dilemma, he wanted to see, and see he did. It was a life changing event in this mans life he found purpose and joy again. What if he had done exactly what we do daily? Spend that time talking ourselves out of the time, and listen to others who agree with you that you have no time!
What opportunities have we missed by doing this? We miss the chance for a little comfort, we miss the chance for a little deserved rest. We miss more than we think we do when we spend time, and listen to those have been caught in the same trap, convincing themselves and us we have no time! If you have the time to think about the time you do not have you have plenty of time, think about it!