‘When he saw the man’s condition, his heart went out to him.’
Are you too busy to care about anyone except yourself? Remember, life was very hectic for Jesus, yet He always responded to those in need. In Luke 10, Jesus tells a story about a Jewish traveller who was mugged by a gang and left to die on the road. Two priests passed by. They were religious leaders; surely they’d have compassion on this wounded man? No, they both had important appointments to keep and didn’t stop. Then a Samaritan bloke came along. Of all people, he’d the most reason to look the other way because the Jews and Samaritans were big-time enemies. But the Bible says, ‘When he saw the man’s condition, his heart went out to him.’ Having compassion will rearrange your priorities! The Good Samaritan decided that where he was going wasn’t as important as where he was at that particular moment. What would you have done that day? Do you think you’d have acted like this Samaritan? How about when God tried to interrupt you on the ‘flappiest’ day when you just need to get from one place to another without any agro? Are you willing to ditch your personal agenda and do what He wants? If you’re too busy to reach out to those who are hurting, you’re just too busy! Today, ask God to help you not to be consumed with nonsense and don’t miss another opportunity to help out.