All You Can Do

The joke starts with a question: How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? The simple answer: Just one. But only if the light bulb is willing to change.

Unwillingness to change is no laughing matter, however. Jesus Himself encountered this. In a room full of people, He healed one man of a very serious physical condition. Rather than bring the all-powerful Son of God their needs as well, the others who were there began plotting to kill Him. The Bible tells us that Jesus felt sorrow at the hardness of their hearts.

I’m not quite up to performing medical miracles at the sound of my voice, but I do relate to parts of this event. It’s saddening to have the desire and resources to help someone and be thwarted by that person’s rejection. And I can’t help but wonder how many times my own stubbornness has gotten in the way of some act of kindness from a friend.

Jesus wasn’t able to assist everyone that day, but He did what He could. That’s all he expects of His children as well.

 

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