March - 23 - Saturday

Two blind men sitting by the road, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, o Lord, son of David! Then the multitude warned them that they should be quiet; but they cried out all the more, saying, Have mercy on us, o Lord,
Son of David!

Matthew 20:30.31

Taking the opportunity

What would have happened if the two blind men had not cried out in their distress, when

Jesus was passing on that road? Perhaps more than one hasn’t dared to act similarly, not believing that Jesus could truly heal him. Or has someone been prevented by his fear of other people? Those two men did not know whether Jesus would pass that way again. For them it was now or never. Similarly, for us there are also opportunities not to be missed. Some do not re-occur.

Now as you read this text, the good news of salvation is being presented to you. You cannot know whether Jesus will approach you at any other time to invite you to open your heart’s door to receive Him. He is knocking today, saying, “If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with me” (Revelation 3, 20). The Bible repeats the call: “Today, if you will hear his voice, harden not your hearts” (Hebrews 4, 7).

Someone once said, "Tomorrow is the devil’s word." We have only the present moment at our disposal. It could be decisive for the rest of our life. Everyone is invited to meet with Jesus now by putting his trust in His work on the cross. The present moment may determine your eternal future.

Don’t let the opportunity pass!