Jesus asks questions! What question is he asking you? The following are three questions he asked while on earth which are well worth meditating on:

(i)                  “What do you want?” John 1v38. This is asked by Jesus of the two disciples who have just started following him. Jesus asks questions of our heart – what are you seeking, desiring, pursuing? How does my heart respond? The disciples respond with “Rabbi, where are you staying?”. They had a desire to be with Jesus and learn from him – and Jesus spent the day with them.

(ii)                “Do you want to get well?” John 5v6. This was asked of someone disabled by the pool of Bethesda. Jesus asks us whether we want to be changed, or whether somehow we have become satisfied with our condition. The man expresses his frustration in being unable to sort it out himself and having no one to help him. Jesus responds with a command to get up, and “at once the man was cured”.

(iii)               “What do you want me to do for you?” Luke 18v41 . This was asked of a man calling out “Son of David, have mercy on me!” It was a response to his cry, and expression of interest in the man’s condition. Jesus did not impose himself on him, but sought an expression of his heart. The man was blind and simply said, “Lord, I want to see.” With that, Jesus said “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight.

Sometimes Jesus initiates, sometimes it’s the individual. Each time, Jesus acts with compassion, but seeks a response from the individuals. Jesus has that same compassion towards you, right now: how do you respond?


With love and blessing,