When was the last time you had a multitude waiting for you? At the end of a day, when you were exhausted and you wanted to crash?
I can count on one hand how many people are waiting on me at the end of my days.
When my day is over and the clock strikes kiddos bedtime, I’m done. I want them to go to bed, no playing, no talking. It’s sleep time.
It’s my only quiet time. My time.
I’ve cleaned, cooked, taught, gardened, done lawn care, babysat, etc. all day. It’s time for me to zone out.
Yet. Jesus is to be my example. I yearn to be more like Him.
What did He do? What is His example?
“And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils. And all the city was gathered together at the door. And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.”
It was late. He had spent all day in the synagogue. He went home with Simon and healed his mother.
“And at Even….”
Night fell. All the sick and devil possessed were brought to Him. All the people of the city of Capernaum were at the door.
What was He to do? Send them away because He was too tired? Let them wait until morning?
No, that just wouldn’t do.
He helped them. He healed them.
Jesus, as a man felt exhaustion, yet He chose to reach out and touch those in need. At the end of the day. After He had gotten home.
I’m very busy as a SAHM. I have a never ending list of things that need to be done. I sleep very well and rarely am awake long after my head hits the pillow.
What do I do in my time for someone else?
Whose life could I touch?
Typically I write my blog posts during my time. Praying as I write for God to touch the right person with the words He’s laid on my heart.
Yet I know because of Jesus’ example that I can do more! <—- Tweet
I am reminded of Jesus’ words to His disciples in the garden of Gethsemane. “…..the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Matthew 26:41)
The Holy Spirit inside me wills me to do more.
My flesh is unwilling and weak.
What ways do you find to reach out to those in need?