Mark 7:

31 Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee and into the region of the Decapolis.32 There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged Jesus to place his hand on him.

In foreign places, people knew about Jesus. He was not a well-kept Jewish secret. Outsiders did not have to travel to the Temple at Jerusalem to find the Messiah. He was in their area and could be found easily. 

In the story, people brought the man with a problem to Jesus. The Rabbi had a reputation for being able to get involved and make something happen.

How often are today’s believers hidden in churches and Christian-only environments? If we find someone with exceptional ministry skills, we want to keep them busy in our faith community. Jesus sets an example of getting close to where people in need are.

Will you be accessible today? Can people who need your help find you? How often do you make yourself available and open up your time to others? If you have the good news, you need to available and empathetic to a world that is choking on bad news.