“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.” He called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Those that 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 ant 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 18:35-42
How many people, like this beggar, are found in need of many things; will hear the gospel spoken to them, but in the end will continue to let Jesus pass them by without ever saying a word? This beggar did not have sight, but I challenge that thought, because he could see and, unlike many, he knew how to spot an opportunity and move toward it. But what do you do in life when you are one who is born with sight, but can never seem to see things that are right in front of your face nor advance enough to reach out and grab it as this beggar did. Perhaps it is you who cannot see, and you who lack the versatility to use your senses and figure out the answers that already lay in your pathway. Perhaps…
The fear he must have had when Jesus actually stopped and asked him what he could do for him. We live in a world of microwave mentality, for everyone wants it fast, but rarely do I find people willing to work hard for it. Unfortunately, we live in a generation of people who appear to not want to humble themselves and ask anyone–anymore.
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