REACHERS THAT WERE REACHED
I have a friend who told me of his 7 month old grandson who reached out to “Grandpa” while he was being held by someone else. Grandpa was thrilled! In the Bible there are those who I will call “reachers”, who in reaching out to Jesus were reached by Jesus.
THE SICK – Luke 8:43-48 – Here is a sick woman who reached out in faith to touch Jesus’ garment believing that she would be healed. Not only was she healed, but she received a word of assurance from the Master Himself (Vs. 48).
THE SEEKER – Luke 19:1-10 – Zacchaeus sought “to see Jesus who he was”. He was rewarded with Jesus as a dinner guest and a new life in Christ.
THE SHOUTER – Luke 18:35-43 – “Blind Bartimaeus” shouted until Jesus heard him and granted him an interview. The end result was Bartimaeus received something to shout about. He received his sight and he did shout about it!
THE SINCERE – Mark 7:24-30 – The Syrophenician woman would not take “no” for an answer as she sought Jesus to heal her daughter. Her faith in Jesus was sincere! She was reached with the healing of her daughter.