Jesus is Never Too Busy For You
- Dr Eliezer Gonzalez
- New Testament
May 29, 2017 1471
We live in a society where everyone is too busy doing something else other than what they should be doing. It’s no use complaining about the screen time of our kids; they complain that their mums and dads are too busy with their own phone addictions to give them any time either. And when we’re not on our phones, we’re running around with barely time to think, doing all the things that we think may help to make us successful.
On the night that he was betrayed, Jesus was praying in the Garden of Gethsemane with such intensity that his sweat was like great drops of blood. If ever there had been an important time in the ministry of our Lord, then this was it! What he was about would transform this world, and the destiny of humanity, forever!
But there were so many discouragements on every side! That’s why Jesus was praying the most intense prayer of his life, a prayer that consumed all his strength.
It was then, that the Bible tells us that,
Jesus got up from praying and went over to his disciples. They were asleep and worn out from being so sad. He said to them, ‘Why are you asleep? Wake up and pray that you won’t be tested (Luke 22:45-46).
How wonderful it is to see, that even at this most difficult of his life, our Lord had time for his disciples!
Jesus is never too busy for you. Even if your world is falling apart, he still has time for you.
I’d never understood this before. I thought that when Jesus said this to his disciples, he was telling them off, because he had earlier told them to pray (v.4). But that wasn’t the case. Sure, he was disappointed in them. But more than that, he was concerned for them. He knew that over the next three days they too would experience the most difficult time of their lives. That’s why, no matter how busy he was, he took the time to warn them and to encourage them for the disappointment that was to come.
You might think that Jesus is too busy for you today. After all, he has a universe to run. In fact, Hebrews 1:3 says that Jesus sustains “sustaining all things by his powerful word.” And then there are all those people around the world who pray and need his help: people who you think are probably much worthier than you.
But Jesus is never too busy for you. Even if your world is falling apart, and even if you’re asleep and disobedient like the disciples, he still has time for you.
Your time of crisis will come. Perhaps you’re even in it now. But you never need face it alone. If he wasn’t too busy at Gethsemane, then you can be certain that he’ll never be too busy for you.
– Eliezer Gonzalez