“When We Read About Jesus,
it seems like He traveled everywhere performing miracles, but it’s easy to miss the fact that the miracles He performed took place as interruptions to His daily tasks and teaching. He never was too busy with His agenda—never too preoccupied with ministry—that He ignored a cry for help. He allowed Himself to be interrupted.
In Mark 5:21-43, Jesus allowed an interruption to lead to miracles. Jesus was on His way to speak to a crowd that was eagerly waiting for Him when a leader in the synagogue asked Him to come heal his daughter. Jesus immediately left the crowd to go with him. Then, on the way to the leader’s house, a woman touched His robe and was healed from a 12-year health issue – and Jesus stopped and took a moment to bring her story to light and to celebrate her freedom. He then went on to the leader’s house and healed his daughter as well.
When was the last time you allowed someone to interrupt your agenda with their need? Maybe you’re very busy, or maybe you don’t feel qualified help someone who has a need. The good news is, God hasn’t asked us to be the answer to their problems—Jesus has that covered. Our part is to simply make ourselves available to show them His love.
The most amazing stories I’ve been a part of throughout my life have happened when my daily agenda was interrupted, when I’ve said yes to unexpected opportunities to stop and help. When we allow our lives to be interrupted, we get the chance to be a part of a miracle God is ready to do in someone else’s life.
Are you willing to stop long enough to let God do a miracle through you? Make yourself available and allow Him to interrupt you with the chance to be part of His powerful work.”