Jesus Loves Interruptions

Many people told him to keep quiet, but he was crying out all the more, “Have mercy on me, Son of David!” Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called the blind man and said to him, “Have courage! Get up; He's calling for you.” Mark 10:48-49 HCSB

One of the manners my wife and I tried to teach all four of our children was to not interrupt. As children they did not want to wait, they wanted to say or do something immediately. We taught them to wait their turn and wait for a break in the conversation.

The blind man was crying out to Jesus using the terminology “Son of David”. He was acknowledging that Jesus was the Messiah and was the rightful one to be the Davidic king. The people wanted the blind man to stop interrupting and told him to be quiet, but that caused him to cry out even louder, trying to get Jesus' attention. Jesus then stopped and called for the blind man to be brought to him. Jesus did not mind the interruption.

Challenge: Jesus saw the blind man as a valuable person, one who was created by God, while the crowd only saw him as a nuisance. You are a person of worth and value to Jesus. Cry out to Him and ask Him to intervene on your behalf. Do not listen to others who are telling you to be quiet or that you are not a valuable person. Look around and determine who might be feeling as though he is worthless. God is calling you to reach out to that person and help him know that he is a valuable person to God.

Read The Bible Through In Two Years: Genesis 15:1 – 16:15; Matthew 9:18-38

Saturday: Psalm 3-4; Matthew 10:1-42

Sunday: Genesis 17:1 – 18:33; Matthew 11:1-30

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