Here in these eight verses of Matthew’s account of the words and action of Jesus we find Jesus being interrupted, not once but twice. The first request is about as serious as it gets, the second in Jesus hierarchy of values just as much so. There is a very real dilemma here; well there might be if you or I were in the same situation. Two things come to mind. The first has to do with the authority that Jesus has and has given us, and the second, that God’s sovereignty is over time and the timing of these competing demands. That God is sovereign will result in glory to him even when from a human perspective it seems least likely.