Jesus never lost sight of his purpose. What is your purpose today?
Everybody is busy today. I bet you have a list of things you need to accomplish. Kids, meals, projects at work, laundry – all of this piles up in our brains. I’m sorry. I apologize if I have touched a nerve. Stay with me.
One of the most interesting things about Jesus is He stayed on task. Jesus found a way to keep people front and center as well as his tasks. People’s questions did not move Him from “Job 1”.
Matthew 9:12-13 says, “12 On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” ”
How bad do you have to be to go to a doctor for help?
Jesus came for people who saw they needed a doctor healing troubled souls. There are folks who never go to the doctor for help. “I’ll be ok. This will pass.” “But you sound awful and I don’t want it.” Jesus knew He could not help those who didn’t want it. Maybe they would come later if they saw they needed the Messiah, Dr..
Jesus was clear He came for sinners. Jesus was moved by people who were broken. Jesus spent time with folks like me. Only you can decide if you need Him. When Jesus was asked what was up with His hanging out with sinners, He knew His why. I’m here for them. When Pharisees came with questions he gave them answers because He was here for them whether they realized they needed the doctor or just wanted to chat.
Whether you think you need Him or not, talk to Him. He will listen. He is a good shepherd, a good doctor. He will listen even if you think you don’t need Him. Good interns know they are to be good listeners.
Lord, thank You for listening to me. I didn’t think I needed Your help today but I really do. See this list… Help me to know what I should do first after I get done praying. Love you, Jesus. Amen.