As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the
roadside begging. When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was
happening. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” The blind man
called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me.” Those who led the way rebuked the man and
told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more. The blind man shouted “Son
of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to
him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?”
The blind man said, “Lord, I want to see.” Jesus said to him, “Receive your
sight; your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and
followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised
God. Luke 18:35-43
What stands out in this story is the blind man’s humble and desperate pursuit of Jesus. It was a persistent pursuit, despite being rebuked by man. The blind man could have easily stopped as soon as the men told him to back off, but he didn’t. He knew who His Lord was and is. When Jesus asked him what he wanted, the blind man’s first word was “Lord” followed by the humble cry, “I want to see.” And Prior to that face to face encounter he shouted twice, “Son of David, have mercy on me.” This was a man who knew and acknowledged Jesus is Lord and He knew he was the answer to his healing.
Often times, we can be blind too. Blind in a spiritual sense. Maybe you’re struggling to see truth in a certain situation, struggling to see clearly through the muck that life can sometimes throw at you. Or maybe there’s an area in your life that needs healing that you don’t even know is there. Either way, just as he healed the blind man that day, Jesus wants to give you sight and be your healer too. And He is big enough to heal every single blind, hurting, and dark corner of your heart that you surrender to him.
Is there healing that needs to take place in your life?
If you don’t know the answer, will you ask Him to give you sight to the blind areas of your life? Pray to Him, “Lord, I want to see.” And just like the blind man, as you humbly pursue the heart of Jesus, He will reveal himself to you.
God’s truth is limitless and His wisdom is more precious than rubies and nothing you desire can compare with her (Proverbs 8:11)
“Draw near to Him and he will draw near to you.” -James 4:8