|Reaching America's Law Enforcement for Christ
|"LEOs 4 HIM"
Law Enforcement Officers for Christ
|Simple Message Ministries
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|Daily Armor for Peace Officers
Whether you are an officer who is new to the faith, a seasoned believer, or unsure of where you are spiritually, it is our desire
that these quick and simple truths from God's Word will encourage you in a relationship with Jesus Christ.
(A devotional is posted 2 days a week. Circumstances, such as traveling may occasionally delay new postings).
And Jesus departed from thence, and
came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and
went up into a mountain, and sat down
there. And great multitudes came unto
him, having with them those that were
lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many
others, and cast them down at Jesus'
feet; and he healed them:
Matthew 15: 29-30
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|There are several things that strike me about this portion of scripture. The first one is that Jesus had
to of been tired at this point. He had been very busy ministering to people, and probably needed rest;
but notice He didn't reject the crowds of people and turn them away. I don't know about you, but I
would have been in full riot gear by now and sending these people the other way. However, the Bible
says He went up into a mountain and sat down, which made Him completely accessible to the crowds. It
was as if He was inviting all who wanted to see Him to come.
To understand the magnitude of this event you can read to the end of the chapter and you will see that
there were 4,000 men there plus their wives and children. There were literally thousands upon
thousands of people who came to Him and He made time for them. Jesus was all about being with people,
and helping them, and teaching them the things of God. It was for people that He came to earth, and
for people that He ultimately went to the cross. He sat there on that mountain and met need after
need, but notice who He helped. He helped the ones who came to Him! There are instances in scripture
where it appears He helped some just because of His compassion, but normally it is the ones who came
to Him seeking His help.
He was accessible, and He is even more accessible now because His Spirit lives within the believer, but
do we turn to Him? We don't have to climb a mountain to see Him, as Christians He is right here with
us. He wants us to come to Him with our needs, and not try to handle them on our own. There is a
verse in a famous hymn that sums it up well. "O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we
bear, All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer". Life could be so much simpler if we
would only take our needs to the Savior. He is sitting upon the mountain of your heart waiting; will you
come to Him?