Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Matthew 9:27-34

27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him. They called out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” 28 When Jesus went indoors, the blind men came to him. He asked them, “Do you believe that I can do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they replied. 29 Then he touched their eyes. He said, “It will happen to you just as you believed.” 30 They could now see again. Jesus strongly warned them, “Be sure that no one knows about this.” 31 But they went out and spread the news. They talked about him all over that area. 32 While they were going out, another man was brought to Jesus. A demon controlled him, and he could not speak. 33 When the demon was driven out, the man spoke. The crowd was amazed. They said, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.” 34 But the Pharisees said, “He drives out demons by the power of the prince of demons.”

Gosh Jesus was patient. He got followed around by all sorts of people who wanted His help. He didn’t get grumpy or overwhelmed even though it seemed He didn’t have much time to Himself. Instead He addressed their needs. In the midst of that, there were people who just couldn’t believe that He was who He said so they spoke badly of Him. Jesus’ attitude to those around Him and those wanting from Him stayed appropriate throughout. He listened, He noticed, He cared and He acted. Having a great attitude is something we all need to choose and to practice.

Lord God thank you that it is possible to have a great attitude throughout the midst of life’s trickiness. Jesus did it. Help us to learn from what Jesus did and build in us the same love from You for each of the people we encounter.

Written by Therese Manning

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