“What do you want me to do for you?” Luke 18:40
This question makes me uncomfortable. I kinda wish Jesus hadn’t said it. I don’t know what to do with this one. I would have liked it better if Jesus had asked, “What do you need me to do for you?” After all, God cares about our basic needs. Paul was sure of it — “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory.” (Philippians 4:19) I’m fine with asking for needs.
I would have understood if He had said, “What more do you want me to do for you?” It seems a bit presumptuous for me to expect more from the One who already left glory to become a human and take the punishment for all of my mistakes. How can I ask for more? Especially in light of the fact that I already have more than 80% of the people on this planet?
I don’t believe God wants to give me whatever I want, whenever I want it. Besides, I don’t trust my wants. Most of them are selfish and unnecessary.
Jesus asked a blind man, “What do you want me to do for you?”
and he replied, “I want to see.”
Oh. Me too.