Monday, 27 June 2016

Example of a Servant - He was accessible, never rejected anyone

At once, Jesus knew within Himself that power had gone out of Him. He turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched my garments?” His disciples said to Him, “You see the crowd pressing against you, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’ 
And He looked around to see her who had done it. But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the entire truth. 
He said to her, Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.” Mark 5: 30-34
The hemorrhagic woman was afraid to explain about the miracle she received, since in the Jewish law she could not be there in the crowd. She was considered unclean because of the flow of blood that she was suffering.
Jesus did not judge her, on the other hand He admired and praised her faith.
Our example of Servant was always focused on helping the afflicted. He always put people's lives above anything else.

How do you face unusual situations? Are you usually merciful, understanding or you judge people?
Or are you partial? To those who you like and admire, you act with patience, compassion, and understanding, but to those who you don’t like so much, you are harsh and unforgiving.

Have you ever wondered if you cause fear in people? Are you are accessible to those who approach you and ask you for help? Or do you keep people away from you with your way of being and acting?
Perhaps people feel rejected just by the way you look at them or treat them.
The hemorrhagic woman was afraid to be violating a law, not afraid of Jesus.

We should always think how our behavior is in every situation, because God tests us in each one of them.

I cannot think that God is pleased when I am righteous with certain people, if at the same time I am unfair to others.

Our character has to reflect the character of God to everyone. There’s no way that the bad misbehavior of people can influence my own, to the point of acting like them.

Think and see if you have been the same for all, or you have rejected somebody who needs your help, attention, patience and understanding.
If you have done so with someone, approach that person and do like Jesus, do your best to her.

The Lord Jesus was attentive to that woman, He understood and helped her solve that problem.
Tânia Rubim 

Translated by: Márcia Sebastião


ms guni, England uk said...

It's only recently I noticed that everytime this woman who has a problematic child came to me my face would immediately change. I would not say a word but my face was of frustration and hate.
The lady was so humiliated and was feeling ashamed and was not getting help but judgement from my side.
I had to check myself and am changing this attitude.
Thank you for covering this topic ☺

Anita Isioma Chukwuma said...

Thank you Mrs Tania for revealing this, after reading this i found out am often this way when am tired and feel like oh no why me, but now i know it going to be an old me, thank you.

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