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It was His way of saying ‘Happy to Help’


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When Zacchaeus climbed the sycamore tree in the Gospel of Luke, he was not up there because he had a need.

He just wanted to see Jesus.

As a tax collector building his wealth through corrupt means, Zacchaeus was despised as a traitor and a sinner in the Jewish community.

And, if Jesus did not volunteer to help Zacchaeus would probably continue his life of ignorance and sin.

Fortunately, Jesus decided that it was the last day Zacchaeus was going to continue being called a man of ill repute.  Jesus invited himself to Zacchaeus’ house, despite the threat from the angry, judgemental crowd.

That day Zacchaeus’ life was transformed.

When the woman caught in adultery was brought to Jesus, as mentioned in the Gospel of John, it seemed like she would face a cruel death at the hands of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law until Jesus calmly and wisely drove the accusing men away.

He then, took the opportunity to motivate the woman for better living.

He broke the ice with a question “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?” .

Then, he  told her that the issue of past life and mistakes was over so long as she does not go back to that life again.

That day, the woman grabbed hold of new life.

In John chapter 5, a lame, paralyzed man was lying on a mat at the pool of Bethesda, stuck in a miserable state of living for 38 years – the man did not even notice Jesus standing there. Jesus initiates a conversation with a question – do you want to be made well? The man then rattled off a trail of complaints – he had no one to rely on, no friend to help and no luck. Then Jesus gave him His Word.

That day, the man’s life instantly got better after years of suffering.

All the above stories are about folks who were at the peak of an uncertain future, hated, judged, broken, full of sin, facing certain death, stressed, helpless, powerless, given up until Jesus disrupted their impoverished fate and hardship by personally volunteering to help.

It was His way of telling them “Looking for something? Happy to Help!”.

Do you want Jesus to disrupt your life situations? For the better?

Are you ready to let Him interrupt the trail of bad news, stress, sickness, financial trouble, misunderstandings, broken relationships, heartache, bitterness, loss, frustration, hopelessness, and every other challenge hovering over your life and your life circumstances?

Grab His attention, allow Him into your life and listen to His Word because Jesus is Happy to Help.

18 comments on “It was His way of saying ‘Happy to Help’

  1. Brian Perkins
    July 24, 2020

    Love this. Written well and with poignancy. Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Stephen Baragwanath
    July 24, 2020

    Exactly what I needed to hear now! Thank you Jesus!

    Liked by 1 person

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      July 24, 2020

      Wow. This is what makes me so glad to sit up and do the posts Stephen. I thrive on these moments and thank God for using me as a vessel to impart encouragement and a touch of God’s assurance in times of need. So happy to receive your comment.


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  4. francisashis
    July 24, 2020

    Yes,it is not possible for any one to repent on his own .We require his saving grace to mend our evil ways that is why we call him the Saviour.Thanks a lot for the meaningful post.Take care.🌹👍🙏

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Rhen Laird
    July 24, 2020

    What a WONDERFUL post, dear sister–thank you so much!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      July 24, 2020

      It’s the power of the Written Word of God Rhen. I’m so grateful that the Lord enables me to share these posts with all of you wonderful people. I enjoy reading your responses and it makes me feel that the time and effort was well invested. Thank you for being so kind and encouraging. It really matters.


  6. Perth Girl
    July 24, 2020

    Love this Sophia. He interrupts us and shifts our life’s trajectory to ultimately culminate in a life with Him. Nothing could be better. May we grab on to that interruption with eagerness.
    Blessings 🤗💙.

    Liked by 3 people

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      July 24, 2020

      Thank you for your beautiful comment Perth Girl. You are right nothing could be as good as letting the Lord be part of our life situations. Because when He steps in, miracles manifest.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. shewholivesinbliss
    July 24, 2020

    Love this. Great and encouraging word!


  8. Nelson MCBS
    July 25, 2020

    Reblogged this on Nelson MCBS.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. I really went through all your Blogs, So specifically explained matching with Jesus and his followers. Today we learn more on how to get more love from Jesus. One-touch of His is enough! His One look is enough! Blessed Jesus! Thank You!

    Thank you, Sophia, for sharing this Post!

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