Walking in a Crowd

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Walking in a Crowd

    11.26.16 | Test Category by Aaron Gross

    Walking in a Crowd

    29 As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. 30 Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” 31 The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” 32 Jesus stopped and called them. “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. 33 “Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.” 34 Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him.

    It is easy to walk with the crowd. It is even easy to do what the crowd is doing. You are walking along life’s path with Jesus and your friends. The sun is shining, the leaves are turning, the smell of fall is in the air. Life is so good you don’t even see the two men sitting alongside the road. It is Jesus, me and a crowd of likeminded Jesus followers. We are walking down the road with our sisters and brothers singing “Kum ba yah” together.  Then, we break into the old hymn, “Where He leads me I will follow.” The singing almost drowns out the voices of two hurting bystanders. Their loud words mess up the chorus and instinctively you shout out with the rest of the crowd, “be quiet!” It is like something in you rose up and you did what you would do to your kids if they were raising a fuss. But your efforts are to no avail. As you return to your hymn, the men shout louder; and Jesus stops. The crowd almost trips over themselves piling up behind Jesus. A hush falls upon the scene. Jesus walks up to the two men. He looks at them. What will Jesus do??? What will we do???

    In His Love, Pastor Aaron