“Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “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?” “Lord, I want to see,” he replied. Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.”” Luke 18:39-42 NIV
People were bothered by this man’s persistence on getting Jesus attention. They tried to have him lower his voice, to get him to shut up, but they couldn’t. This man might’ve been blind, but he was crystal clear: he knew who to call.
Once Jesus saw him he asked ‘what do you want’ to which he replied ‘I want to see’ and right there and then his sight was restored. Now, as some of you know I’m legally blind on my left eye myself so these kinds of stories always fascinate me.
I remember attending an evangelistic campaign in Fort Lauderdale and praying very fervently for God to heal and restore my sight. Did it happened? No. How about the times I’ve asked for a miracle minutes before my eye surgeries? Nope. Does this mean my faith isn’t as strong and this man’s? Perhaps, but the more I internally shouted and wrestled with Jesus the closer I ended up to him and the less I worried about the miracle. I might have started wanting gifts from the hand of God, but eventually I ended up with his heart.
Let us learn from this blind man who to call to and to do so consistently.
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