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Thursday, April 17

Posted: Thursday, April 17

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Joshua 15:1-63
Luke 18:18-43
Psalm 86:1-17
Proverbs 13:9-10

 

Verse of the day:

What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord,” he said, “I want to see!” (Luke 18:41)                                                                                          

 

Imagine the scene, you are blind. You have nothing. You have heard of a man that has been moving throughout the region, and when wherever he goes, people’s lives are changed. People are healed. People are changed. You have nothing; nothing but hope. So each day you position yourself on the busiest street and listen. You listen for a large group of people. You listen for someone to say that name. That name you have heard spoken of with awe and wonder. The name of this man who heals: Jesus. You have nothing; nothing but hope and now a chance.

As you sit along the road, you hear that name being spoken from a large crowd. You wonder, is this him, is it finally Jesus. You cannot see him. You don’t know what his voice sounds like. You have nothing; nothing but hope, a chance, and a voice.

So you scream out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

The people in the crowd hear you and try to quiet you down. Is that a sign he is really with them? So you cry out again, only louder. Suddenly things get quiet. You hear people shifting and moving. Someone is coming. He speaks. “What do you want me to do for you?” Is this him? Could it be? You respond, “I want to see!” You have nothing; nothing but hope. And everything changes.

Many times in our lives we are blind to the things that God is doing around us. We see others blessings and miracles and question “why not me?” Position yourself today where you know Jesus will be coming by. Make sure you spend time in his word and in prayer, so when he speaks to your heart and life you will be ready to respond. You have nothing; nothing to lose that is. When he speaks, call out to him and see what he will do.

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Pastor Shawn Follis // Student Ministry Pastor

 
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