I was reading the passage below in the Book of Mark this morning. I love the faith illustrated in this story of Bartimaeus. My favorite part of the passage is when Jesus asks this man…”What can I do for you?”
I love this. Do you think Jesus didn’t already know what this man wanted and what he needed? Of course he knew. But, he still asks the man… what is it you want?
The man responds, “I want to see.”
God already knows what we need. But sometimes, He waits for us to acknowledge that need before He responds.
When we choose to humble ourselves in front of our Creator, He opens our eyes. He fulfills our deepest needs. He satisfies our desires. He heals us.
What do you need today? Ask Him.
Mark 10: 46-52
They spent some time in Jericho. As Jesus was leaving town, trailed by his disciples and a parade of people, a blind beggar by the name of Bartimaeus, son of Timaeus, was sitting alongside the road. When he heard that Jesus the Nazarene was passing by, he began to cry out, “Son of David, Jesus! Mercy, have mercy on me!”
Many tried to hush him up, but he yelled all the louder, “Son of David! Mercy, have mercy on me!” Jesus stopped in his tracks. “Call him over.”
They called him. “It’s your lucky day! Get up! He’s calling you to come!” Throwing off his coat, he was on his feet at once and came to Jesus.
Jesus said, “What can I do for you?”
The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”
On your way,” said Jesus. “Your faith has saved and healed you.”
In that very instant he recovered his sight and followed Jesus down the road.