We all have a need
But how far are we willing to go in order to receive it?
By stepping out in faith.
The Blind beggars – Matthew 20:29:34
Commented by the words of Gary Farris.
29 And as they went out of Jericho, a great crowd followed him.
– At this time Jesus’ fame was substantial, thus, resulted in large crowds following Him as He touched many lives.
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!”
– This was not a time to be silent but to speak out and wait for the reply ” what do you want me to do for you?”
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!”
– What if they would have listened to the crowd and kept quiet? Jesus could see that they were blind, but without hearing them ask they could not have received.
32 And stopping, Jesus called them and said, “What do you want me to do for you?”
– He stopped, made Himself known as the crowd halted and was astonished about what was about to happen.
33 They said to him, “Lord, let our eyes be opened.”
– They asked, believing that He was the Healer so they cast their need into Him and they received!
34 And Jesus in pity touched their eyes, and immediately they recovered their sight and followed him.
– With pity, (Noun:
The feeling of sorrow and compassion caused by the suffering and misfortunes of others.)
He had compassion for these men and so too desires to hear how much we need Him in every part of our life.
Christ never lingers long with dumb souls; if there be no crying out to him, he departs. What a marvelous influence prayer has upon our fellowship with Jesus! We may always measure one by the other. Those pray most fervently and frequently who have been constant attendants on the kind Intercessor; while, on the other hand, those who wrestle the hardest in supplication will hold the angel the longest. Joshua’s voice stayed the sun in the heavens for a few hours; but the voice of prayer can detain the Sun of righteousness for months and even years. – Charles Spurgeon
How loud are your needs?