Excuse me, while I make a scene – Are you desperate for a miracle?

“Stop making a scene!”

I’m sure if you’re the proud parent

Of a teenager

You’ve heard that eye rolling comment

Once or twice before

Hey, I’m a writer

I’m good at making scenes!

(Sorry, bad writer’s joke)

But what if making a scene for all the right reasons

Gets God’s attention?

Have you ever gotten to the point

Where you’re so desperate for a miracle

You don’t care what people think

When you’re praying on your hands and knees

Crying out to God

For your miracle?

When my son developed his second foot ulcer, last year

Hearing words like:

“It’s so big…”

“That’s bad…”

“Possible bone infection…”

“Possible amputation…”

From his doctor

Made me well and truly look for a miracle

A desperate mother

Needing a miracle for her son

Of course, I had to make a scene

For all the right reasons

To get God’s attention

And hopefully – a miracle

Excuse me, while I make a scene

I can relate with the beggar called, Blind Bartimaeus, in Mark chapter 10

He was so desperate for his miracle

That he yelled over the crowd

Who were unsuccessfully

Trying to shut him up

‘Then many warned him to be quiet…’ Mark 10:48

But Blind Bart yelled all the more

He was desperate for a miracle

“Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called. Then they called the blind man, saying to him, “Be of good cheer. Rise. He is calling you.” Mark 10:48-49

What if Bartimaeus had listened to the crowd

And kept quiet?

Sometimes, you’ve got to push though

You’ve got to shout louder

And make a scene

To get your miracle

Quieten the nay-sayers who tell you

You have no place here

No place for a blind beggar –  like you

No place for an outcast –  like you

No place…no place…no place


But that’s the beautiful thing about Jesus

He tells you that there is a place

A special place

Especially for you

Isn’t it amazing that

The crowd didn’t stop Jesus from passing by

Oh no,

It was the cry of one broken man

An outcast, blind beggar

Who was desperate for an encounter

That stopped the Son of God in His tracks

And because he pushed through

To get his miracle

The crowd were suddenly with him

Telling him to rise

And meet Jesus

‘…And throwing aside his garment, he rose and came to Jesus’ Mark 10:50

Isn’t it time you

Threw aside your garment and came to Jesus?

The garment of religious activity

Or the garment of pomp and ceremony?

The garment of doing all the right things

That’s weighing you down

Because that’s what the crowd expect?

The blind beggar couldn’t see Jesus

But he had enough faith

To rise

And to desperately cry out

Because he needed to experience

An encounter with God, that would change his destiny

He wasn’t going to let Jesus ‘pass him by’ and take his miracle with Him

He had to be bold enough

To tell the crowd

“Excuse me, while I make a scene. I need my miracle and I don’t care what you think.”

This response gets God’s attention

So, rise

He is calling you

Dear friend

He hears your desperate cries

For your miracle

I know God hears

Because my son was healed from his foot ulcer!

So,

Don’t let the crowd drown you out

As you cry out to Jesus

Push through and say

“Excuse me, while I make a scene”

Because your

Desperate – gut-wrenching –  on – your – knees – crying – out – needing – a – miracle  prayers

Make Jesus stand still

 

Wendy xo

After ‘making a scene’ have you experienced your own miracle?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wendy Parker

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