“Nothing I have to do today is as important as the people I will meet.” That is a pretty good way to start your day. How quickly we become so consumed with what we have to do and where we have to go that we become blind to people around us.
We seem to power through our schedules, checklists, and agenda’s without even seeing what matters to God…and should matter to us. We are selfish by nature and quickly become caught up with what we have to do. We have little time or space for interruptions. And yet Jesus always seemed to have time for interruptions, for people—much to the frustration of His disciples. We, like those disciples, can tend to see people as a series of distractions, rather than a series of divine appointments. The next time someone steps across your path and blocks your way, stop and remind yourself who you are and why you are here. People.
“And his disciples said to him, ‘you see the crowd pressing around you, and yet you say, ‘Who touched me?'” Mark 5:31