Saturday, November 22, 2014

2014 November 22 - Morning Manna

And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him. And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you? They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him. (Matthew 20:29-34)

Today's Morsel:  I like observing parents when their toddler is crying nonstop.  The parent is trying to find out what the problem is by continually asking what is wrong, but the child keeps crying and the parent just gets more frustrated.  The parent knows that they can't help if they don't know the problem. But the child, for some reason, can't stop crying long enough to tell them.  You can't solve or help solve a problem if you don't know what is wrong. These blind men in our scripture text could have called out to Jesus all day and not had their need met if they had not answered His question.  He asked them, "What will ye that I shall do unto you?"  And they said, "Lord, that our eyes may be opened."  And so Jesus opened their eyes.  Paul said, "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them" (2 Corinthians 4:3-4).  You can't have your spiritual eyes opened if you don't tell someone the problem.  Many people have problems, they are crying out for help, but they won't tell anyone what the problem is because of shame and fear.  If you want Jesus to help you, you are going have to tell Him the problem.

Sing:  Are you weary are you heavy hearted, tell it to Jesus, tell it to Jesus. Are you grieving over joys departed? Tell it to Jesus alone.
Tell it to Jesus, tell it to Jesus, He is a friend that's well known; You have no other such a friend or brother, tell it to Jesus alone.

Thought for Today: Problem solving begins with knowing the problem.

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