The Forgotten Question

by Mark T. Hancock · 1 comment

Jesus and His disciples were leaving Jericho when the cry rose from the roadside, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Blind Bartimaeus knew He was near.

As ambassadors for Christ, and ministers of reconciliation, we are His near Presence.

As we encounter the blind, the lost, the empty, we can tune our ears to the cry of their desperate hearts as they long to see Jesus.

Jesus responded with a question that seems to have long disappeared from the spiritual storehouse of words we have for the lost – “What do you want Me to do for you?

In our interactions with people that He is wanting to touch, I can think of no better question.

When Jesus left an interaction, the other person was always the one who became better-served, better-understood or received better-understanding. This is a great model for our ministry.

Q4U:  How can you, in word or in deed, ask the question, “What do you want me to do for you?”

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Dwane T. March 12, 2010 at 10:44 am

“When Jesus left an interaction, the other person was always the one who became better-served, better-understood or received better-understanding. This is a great model for our ministry.”

Thank you sir. I needed that message today… not just for today though. Sometimes the simplest message can help bring focus to the most complex task. Again, thank you.

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