標 題： 神要差遣你去服事誰？
經 節： 「……我帶他到你門徒那裡，他們卻不能醫治他。」耶穌說：「噯！這又不信又悖謬的世代啊，我在你們這裡要到幾時呢？我忍耐你們要到幾時呢？把他帶到我這裡來吧！」（馬太福音十七章16～17節）
Is God Sending to You?
I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.” Then Jesus
answered and said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I
be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.”
Jesus gave His disciples the power to cast
out demons and to perform miracles of healing (Matt. 10:8). He gave them His
authority to minister to people, yet they became so self-centered that they
lost the power to do the work of God. When God sent a father with his epileptic
son to them for healing, they failed miserably. They were so concerned with
position and status (Mark 9:32–35) that they lost their focus on what God
wanted to do through them.
Jesus’ response to His disciples included
some of the harshest words ever to come from His mouth. He called His own
disciples “unbelieving” and “perverse” and questioned how much longer He had to
endure them! Why? Because they were supposed to be on mission with Him to bring
salvation to others, but they had become so disoriented to Him that they were spiritually
powerless, lacking the faith to bring physical and spiritual comfort to those
God had sent to them.
God ought to be able to send a hurting
person to any child of His and expect that they will be helped. Like the
disciples, we can become so preoccupied with our own ambitions and distracted
by the busyness of our lives that we become ineffective in ministering to those
whom God sends to us. It is even possible to become so involved in religious
activity that we are of no help to anyone. Regularly take inventory of your
life to see if you are being a faithful steward of every life God sends to you.