Monday, December 12, 2011


All calls answered!

Verse for Today: Monday, December 12, 2011

Mark 10:49 – And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him here.” So they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take courage, stand up! He is calling for you.”

When we go through dire needs in the spiritual, emotional and physical realms of life, often the people around us look at us and pass by. Most may not even notice us. A few might look at us, but do not have the time to stop. They are all busy in their own spectrum of life. One or two might express concern, but don’t do any thing about our situations because they are incapable of doing any thing. But that is not the case with our Lord Jesus. He knows that we are helpless and weak and need His help. He knows where we are and how miserable our lives are. Even though He runs the whole universe, He has time to stop for us and wants to encourage us to talk to Him about our needs. Even though He knows our needs, He wants us to speak to Him about it in simple and direct expressions. No matter what our need is, He comes to call us and asks that we go to Him. All that we need to do is to get up from our situations and go to Jesus. He has the answers to our problems and concerns. He is ready to do what we desire because He considers it as a fundamental need in our lives. Jesus stopped for this blind beggar because he sincerely called out in loud voice for Jesus to help. He is the most fortunate man on that day because Jesus Christ is passing his way. Jesus is willing to stop for Bartimaeus who calls out in spite of the crowd and the accompanying noise attached to the large procession of people. Today Bartimaeus speaks to us loudly about the need for us to call out to Jesus in times of dire need.

Dear reader, are you burdened about a dire need in life which requires urgent divine intervention? Perhaps you find no sympathy from any one around in your cause. Most of their words are empty without accompanying action. Perhaps they are helpless because your needs are beyond their capacity to help. But there is no limitation for Jesus to help you. He is the Almighty and all sufficient God. He is also the willing Lord who sympathizes with you in your need. He comes your way each moment and is available for you to seek His help. He is ready to stop any time to help you in your problems. He has listening ears to your cries. His hands are powerful. He wants to touch you today and solve your problems. He has a plan to handle your case in a personal way. All you and I need to do is to call out to Him in our distresses. Day or night is not a deterrent to Him. Perhaps we do not call aloud because of feeble faith. Perhaps we feel that our problems are too big and do not believe that He can solve it. But our Lord is far above all the problems we face and none of these is too hard for Him. He interfered in nature to handle human problems by turning water into wine or multiplying a lunch of a boy into a gourmet meal for a few thousands. He divides a great sea or a narrow river into two so that His children can walk the dry land to go across. He heals in split seconds what doctors tried for years with all possible means. When He says, it happens and when He touches things change. Today He wants to reassure you and challenge you to call His name and cry unto Him to handle your problems. The Lord who stopped for Bartimaeus will stop for you also. Remember, the Lord Jesus is passing your way today and He is available for you to meet your needs and provide you with an option to follow Him as His disciple.

Psalms 145:18 – The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth.

Thought for Today

The limitation to our concerns and problems being resolved is our willingness to call on the Lord to come and help us in our times of dire need.


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