Dear Jesus, Help me – Good News for July 6

6 07 2009

Matthew 9:18-26

While Jesus was speaking, an official came forward, knelt down before him, and said, “My daughter has just died. But come, lay your hand on her, and she will live.” Jesus rose and followed him, and so did his disciples.

A woman suffering hemorrhages for twelve years came up behind him and touched the tassel on his cloak. She said to herself, “If only I can touch his cloak, I shall be cured.” Jesus turned around and saw her, and said, “Courage, daughter!  Your faith has saved you.” And from that hour the woman was cured.

When Jesus arrived at the official’s house and saw the flute players and the crowd who were making a commotion, he said, “Go away! The girl is not dead but sleeping.”

And they ridiculed him. When the crowd was put out, he came and took her by the hand,
and the little girl arose. And news of this spread throughout all that land.

The Daily Path:

Dear Jesus,

Help me.

I don’t know what to do.

A paralysis has come over me.

I walk, but in circles. My hands still touch the marble, but they can no longer wield the hammer and chisel. I hear your words, but remain frightened and unable to move.

You called my name. I came to you. But what are you asking of me?

Why can I no longer move?

Why do I no longer know how to do anything?

How am I to care for my family?

Are my prayers insincere? Do I still walk in shadow? 

Lord, I don’t know what you are asking of me. Why am I led down a path only to find myself surrounded by sheer walls that I no longer have the ability to climb?

Please, Master. Pick me up. I do not have the strength, nor do I know the way. I’m scared. I can’t even reach your cloak.

Only you can help me.






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