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Nothing He Can’t Do

Matthew 9:27-3327As Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed Him, shouting loudly, Have pity and mercy on us, Son of David! 28When He reached the house and went in, the blind men came to Him, and Jesus said to them, Do you believe that I am able to do this? They said to Him, Yes, Lord.  29Then He touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith and trust and reliance [on the power invested in Me] be it done to you;   30And their eyes were opened. And Jesus earnestly and sternly charged them, See that you let no one know about this.  31But they went off and blazed and spread His fame abroad throughout that whole district.  32And while they were going away, behold, a dumb man under the power of a demon was brought to Jesus.  33And when the demon was driven out, the dumb man spoke; and the crowds were stunned with bewildered wonder, saying, Never before has anything like this been seen in Israel.
Wherever Jesus went, He performed miracles. The gospels are full of accounts of supernatural acts. What strikes me the most is the concern Jesus had for each person He encountered. He was never too busy, never had something else to do, never distracted with other things. Whenever He encountered someone who needed a miracle, He was willing to give them what they asked for. Blind eyes? Sight restored. Deaf? Ears opened. Mute? Tongues loosed. Oppressed or possessed by demons? Set free. Dead? Made alive and whole. There was nothing that Jesus encountered that He could not handle. There was nothing too difficult, no infirmity too big. Jesus would simply say “be thou made whole” and the infirmity had no choice but to leave the person’s body. What an awesome God we serve!
Why then do we carry the burdens we carry? Why do we let the burden of pressure weigh upon us in our lives? If Jesus could make the blind to see, the lame to walk and the deaf to hear, can’t He intervene on our behalf regardless of the situation? I go back to that scripture in Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is [always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes] and forever (to the ages). If He was restoring the sick back when He was alive, He is still restoring the sick today. If He was providing food for the multitudes when He walked the face of the earth, He will still provide everything that we need. If He caused a fish to appear with a coin in it’s mouth when the disciples had to pay their taxes, surely He will make a way for us when we have financial need. Sometimes it’s just good to sit back and meditate on how big our God really is. He is bigger than any problem we have now or that we will ever encounter. Just as He did in the Word, when we come to Him saying as the blind men did- Have mercy on us- believing in faith, He is just as willing and able to do what we need Him to do in our lives. I encourage you today to take a minute just to thank Him for who He is. Tell him how great He is and let Him know that you have faith that He will see you through even the most impossible circumstances.