“What do you want me to do for you?”
That’s the Scripture I read today in Luke, chapter eighteen. It stopped me.
I read in other places Jesus asks that same question. The wants and needs are many and varied.
So, what is mine?
What is yours?
A Big Scene
Coming off a large vacation leaves me discombobulated. I wonder if that’s true for anyone else? It’s hard to pick up the threads again and run.
My Mama and I just came home from a lovely Alaskan cruise. It’s a whole different world – a city on a ship. Lots of activity. Lots of days at sea. Several shore excursions. We had a great time.
But I must admit, I spent most of the time in the Sky Lounge watching the ocean. I can play games at home, but the ocean is mesmerizing and I don’t get to see it too often. For days I contemplated the immensity of this world that God has made. Who doesn’t when confronted with such evidence?
Seeing the Dawes Glacier and the mountainous terrain in Skagway was more evidence. Big God.
My life is pretty small. It’s probably a good thing I don’t see these things often. I wonder how those ancient people would respond to Jesus’ question if they had opportunity to travel?
I am back to that question. I’m not sure I have an answer for Jesus. I’m sure He knows better than I what is rolling around in my head and heart.
But, for now, it is a new season. New hues paint the horizon. I need to fix my eyes on a new path that leads out of the dryness. I may live by a desert, but I don’t need to let it saturate my soul.
I would ask Him to clear my mind of fears and just plain junk. To help me feast on the brilliant new color around me and move forward. But not too fast. Fruit is produced in time. And I want good fruit.
I would ask for a character that longs for growth in the knowledge of God.
It comes down to this: even in the immense scope of the world, Jesus deeply cherishes each one of us and our lives matter.
What would be your answer to Him?
Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to Him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?”
“Lord, I want to see,” he replied.
Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.” (Luke 19: 40-42 NIV)