Do you know that God is more concerned with your availability than He is with your ability? After all, He can give anyone any ability He chooses. Don’t think you have nothing to offer, you have HIM. How available are you?
If you can help your neighbor now, don’t say, “Come back tomorrow, and then I’ll help you.” (Proverbs 3:28) We as Christians have to illustrate the love of God by allowing ourselves to be inconvenienced. Are we really that busy or is it a matter of priorities?
Sometimes as parents we are constantly telling our children not to interrupt. See kids think the whole world revolves around them. But if a child is hurt then everything stops. if a child has a genuine need “I spilled!” then attention is needed.
Jesus allowed Himself to be interrupted by genuine human need. I’m not talking about needy people who just want to pop in whenever they feel like it just because they want attention. I mean like the blind man named Bartimaeus who cried out to Jesus while He was on His way to an important meeting. Jesus’ friends tried to quiet Bart but he sensed that God had made His mercy and compassion available in Jesus.
God now makes His mercy and compassion available through us, His church. You will be the only picture of God people will see this week. Will they see God as too busy? Uncaring? Unavailable? Or will show them the caring and compassionate nature of Christ my reaching out to someone this week. That person isn’t an interruption, they’re a gift from God and you’re the answer to their prayer.