Matthew 20: 29-34 – 29 And as they went out of Jericho, a great crowd followed him. 30 And behold, there were two blind men sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” 31 The crowd rebuked them, telling them to be silent, but they cried out all the more, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” 32 And stopping, Jesus called them and said, “What do you want me to do for you?”33 They said to him, “Lord, let our eyes be opened.” 34 And Jesus in pity touched their eyes, and immediately they recovered their sight and followed him.
Jesus is put in the situation of two men whom desperately need help. They had heard of this Jesus and knew that he was the only hope. They scream at him, even after being told to be quiet that yell even louder. There healing is a beautiful part of the story but that isn’t the heart I’m being taught this morning.
These men screamed and yelled at their only hope. Even when they were told to be quiet they KNEW this is their shot to be saved and healed. They were desperate and Jesus being who he is had pity on them. Pity is compassion for these men. How much do I yell out to Jesus? Even when people tell me it’s ridiculous or when I am told to quiet my issues I usually stop. These men did not let people around them stop them for calling out for help. I pray that when I need help I am not afraid to call out to Jesus. He is there and he has compassion. These men did get healed, and their healing made them followers. Jesus doing things in our lives should result in obedience. I pray that is the case for me and others I invest in to.
Father, may your moving in my life create obedience. Forgive me when it doesn’t. I love you Lord