This is an interesting question; again it opens our mind to think deeply. There are so many things we can’t do without God’s help. Jesus said,’ nothing is impossible with God’. However, He does things according to his will. God is aware of our wants and needs. But sometimes we don’t get because our motives are not right. James 4:3.
Jesus did something impossible for any other human being on earth to do, i.e. to save us, when our sins are forgiven through him and to judge other human beings in the end. The scripture says, ‘when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. All nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats’. Mth. 25:31-33 God gave His Son the same power he himself possesses. That’s why what God says Jesus says the same. When we ask Jesus to open our eyes or our minds to understand, the message goes straight to God. That’s why He asked us to pray to the Father in his name.
We have needs from time to time. There are times when we need to ask for God’s help. We get his attention, when we ask through Jesus. If any one wants to get God’s full attention they need to go through Jesus. I love all the questions; here is another one, ‘why are you crying?’ And then he says, ‘don’t cry’. This shows, God is willing to comfort us when we turn to him. He desires to help us when we reach out to him, for He knows without him we are helpless. Without God’s order of things, none of us would survive. Imagine if He decides to stop the plants or trees’ production, that would be catastrophic to all of us.
And then Jesus asked, ‘are you in error because you don’t read the scriptures?’ – is directed at those who are a bit religious, but don’t read, examine and follow the scriptures. To the persecutor, he asks, why are you persecuting me? – is directed at those who tell lies about him, or speak negatively about him. He knew those who follow him in truth will be persecuted. Jesus never persecuted any one, and when he preached to draw people to God, he did it with love and kindness without any violence.
Why would anyone be persecuted just because they’re trying to be good? Very often we hear people who are beaten up or put in prison in some countries just because they follow Jesus. When someone follows Jesus’ teachings and acts upon them, they turn into a good person. For Jesus says, don’t hate but show love instead. His teachings are of kindness and forgiveness. When a blind man got Jesus’ attention, he asked him’ what do you want me to do for you?’ The man answered, ‘I want to see’. Mark 10:46-52 He was not only healed physically but spiritually as well. This encouraging question applies to everyone of us. We have to come to a point in our lives when we have to say, ‘Jesus I want to see’, which means – help me to understand, I want to be saved. For Jesus said, anyone who doesn’t understand the things of God and Jesus is spiritually blind. We learn from the blind man that using a strong faith in God is crucial in getting us where we want to be, for He has the power to turn any situation around.