So Jesus answered and said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man said to Him, “Raboni, that I may receive my sight.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road. Mark 10:51-52
When Bartimaeus heard Jesus was near he cried out for healing. He believed Jesus could restore his sight. Jesus did so much more for Bartimaeus!
The first voice Bartimaeus heard in response was not Jesus calling him. Other people warned him to be quiet, why? Maybe they thought the blind beggar was not worthy of Jesus’ time and attention. Maybe they thought Jesus had more important things to do.
When Jesus heard Bartimaeus he saw a man of great faith. He saw a man who was seeking what only Jesus could offer him. His sight was restored. He followed Jesus. The Lord also opened his spiritual eyes. Bartimaeus was born again into everlasting life!
Do you believe Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God? Have you received God’s free gift of Salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ?
If your answer to these questions is yes and amen Jesus wants you to seek Him today. You may hear other voices warning you to be quiet. Do not listen. Cry out all the more to the God who loves you!
Maybe other people look down on you. Maybe you think you are not worthy of Jesus’ time and attention. Jesus does not care how much money you have. He does not care where you live. It does not matter to Him what you have done in the past. Jesus loves you!
Today is a new day. You have an opportunity to seek Jesus in fresh new ways!
Jesus wants you to cry out to Him. He wants you to believe He is a re-warder of people who diligently seek Him. Cry out to Jesus in faith. Seek Jesus in faith!
Tune out the voices of the unbelieving multitude. Listen for the voice of the great Shepherd who restores sight to the blind, hope to the brokenhearted and freedom to those of us living in bondage to sin, shame, guilt and/or fear!
When Bartimaeus heard that Jesus was calling he threw aside his garment, stood up and went to Jesus. Jesus asked Bartimaeus, “What do you want me to do for you?” Bartimaeus made his need known to the Lord. He was healed and followed Jesus!
Jesus is calling you today. Toss aside any hindrance. Go to Jesus in prayer. Make your needs known to Jesus. Receiving your healing in faith. Follow Jesus wherever He leads you!
Perhaps you have not yet had your spiritual eyes opened. Jesus is calling you today. Stand up in faith. Answer His call. Receive eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ!
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