And it happened when He was in a certain city, that behold, a man who was full of leprosy saw Jesus; and he fell on his face and implored Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” – Luke 5:12 NKJV. 

Had any interruptions lately? Jesus was constantly being interrupted. What was His response? The response of Jesus was to meet the need of this Leper. 

In verse 13 we are told, Then He put out His hand and touched him, saying, ‘I am willing; be cleansed.’ Immediately the leprosy left him.”

In verse 18 Jesus is preaching and is interrupted again, Then behold, men brought on a bed a man who was paralyzed, whom they sought to bring in and lay before Him.” 

Early one Sunday morning as I was praying in the church (While I was the pastor of FBC Sweetwater, Oklahoma), I heard someone pounding on the doors which were still locked. The man shared that he had a flat tire but no spare and needed to use a telephone to call his wife.

As we waited for his wife to come, we were able to talk about God and found that this man had wandered away. God was using that interruption to call His child back to Him. However, I could have ignored the opportunity. I could have ignored the pounding on the doors.

How often have I been irritated at interruptions? How often have you? I believe Jesus saw interruptions as opportunities to minister. Often interruptions come at busy times. They come at times when we seem to have little time to spare. But with those interruptions come opportunities. Opportunities to be the hands of God in ministry.

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