DAY 271 OF 365 IN 2021
BECOME A HUB OF SOLUTIONS
Zechariah 8:23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you
When people begin thronging to a place or to a person, it is normally because of what they have heard. This could be good or bad, but the intention is often to see things for themselves so they can obtain answers or perhaps, just satisfy their curiosity.
Therefore, not every attraction or person has people running to it- it takes the availability of something, very often results and solutions to draw others in. We will recall that in the days of Jesus, word of mouth was the way to go. It was the means by which the fame of Jesus spread abroad. Many travelled from far and near not just to see him, but to take something back: whether it was healing, restoration, a teaching or to obtain bread. Regardless, He was a hub for answers.
That is what we read today, where people were running towards the Jews because they had heard that God was with them. In other words, they were acknowledging the value attainable in association.
Whether it is by providing a listening ear, a searching eye or an encouraging voice; whether in providing a shoulder to lean on or offering to lessen a burden, we ought to realise that every single contact with you us, is characterised by the potential to produce results. When nations clung unto the robe of the Jews, it was so they could also make contact with the God they had heard about.
When the life God has given is permeating the life of Christian, they become a magnet that draws people into the presence of God. The same is true for the reverse where a life can become the reason a wedge is driven between God and another man.