Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | November 3, 2016

Faith Like That Of A Blind Beggar

nov-3“Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.” Mark 10:46:52 (NIV)

Walking through desert land is not exactly what one would call a pleasant walk. I have friends who enjoy hiking, and they have shared that hiking the Arizona Grand Canyon was the hardest hike they had ever done. They needed special shoes that would be both comfortable and equipped to move around rocky soil.  They also needed to carry along a backpack with essentials such as water (lots of water!), special energy bars, and toilet paper, just to name a few.

Now, imagine people back in Jesus’ days, traveling in the Judean Desert, walking miles and miles on foot, with no special shoes other than thongs or leather sandals!  Also, if they were lucky to have a donkey, all of their supplies would be piled on top of it, but if they didn’t, someone would be following along with their supplies. Would you call it a picnic? I guess not. I know I wouldn’t, as I am a creature of comfort.

On one particular day as Jesus was traveling with His disciples and about to leave the town of Jericho (I have seen Jericho, and there isn’t much around there today!), a man called Bartimaeus was sitting alongside the road begging. The poor fellow was not only dirt-poor and needy, but he was also blind. In simple words, he was really down on his luck, sitting by the road, at the mercy of those who passed by and hoping they would throw him a piece of bread or a fruit, or even some spare change. Yet, that blind man knew who Jesus was and that He had the ability to make his eyes whole, so he could see. When He heard Jesus, he immediately began crying out to Him and would not stop until Jesus called for him. Because Bartimaeus believed and because he asked, he got his blessing that day and from then on he walked without the aid of anything or anyone to guide him. On that day Bartimaeus, the blind beggar met his healer.

Do you need a miracle? Call out to Jesus. He hears you.

“Ah, Lord, how sweet it is to know that You are just a whisper away!”

 

For His Glory

Luska Suzano
TRBC Women’s Life

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