Don’t listen to the crowd

I have always been moved by Fred Hammond’s song “Please don’t pass me by”. In summary it’s about a man who feels Jesus presence and calls out to him. Well the man was blind and in my mind I have cast him as broke and broken as well, the crowd was telling him to stop bothering Jesus because he had nothing to offer Jesus. But this mans need was so great, his faith so strong that in his heart he knew he needed Jesus and he continued to cry out to him in spite of what the crowd said. This man told Jesus I know I’m broken but I will serve you if you let me.

Can I tell you I am unable to hear this song without tears falling because this mans cry is just like mines. The enemy will tell you to stop bothering Jesus because your problem is not big enough for Jesus to be worried about. The enemy will remind you about your sin over and over as if your sin defines who you are. The enemy would have you believe that your particular sin is bigger than God and God can’t use you. The enemy is a liar, stop listening to him. Believe what Jesus said, it’s real.

“Come to me all of you who are tired from the heavy burden you have been forced to carry. I will give you rest. Accept my teaching. Learn from me. I am gentle and humble in spirit. And you will be able to get some rest. Yes, the teaching that I ask you to accept is easy. The load I give you to carry is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30 ERV)

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