Wednesday, May 24, 2017

31 Days of Healing: Two Blind Men Healed

Now as they went out of Jericho, a great multitude followed Him. And behold, two blind men sitting by the road, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, “Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David!”
Then the multitude warned them that they should be quiet; but they cried out all the more, saying, “Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David!”
So Jesus stood still and called them, and said, “What do you want Me to do for you?”
They said to Him, “Lord, that our eyes may be opened.”  So Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes. And immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him.-Matthew 20:29-34 (NKJV)

Jesus and His disciples are leaving Jericho, the famous Old Testament city where the walls fell when the Israelites marched around it.  A great deal of people are following Jesus.  As they leave, they pass by two blind men sitting by the road.  They hear Jesus is passing, so they start crying out to Him.
They must have known who Jesus was already, because they try to get His attention.  What did they hear about Him that produced that reaction?

The phrase, "Son of David" that they used signified that they believed He was the Messiah!!  This is faith, and gets Jesus' attention.  
The people around them told them to be quiet.  Are there people around you that want you to quit talking about Jesus?  The devil sure does.  Why?  Because when you talk about Him, it produces faith.  
Jesus heard them calling.  He heard them.  He hears when you call too.
He asked the same question He asked others and He is asking still, “What do you want me to do for you?”
“Lord,” they said to Him, “open our eyes.”-Matthew 20:33 (HCSB)
They told Him specifically what they wanted.
And He did it.
Moved with compassion.
He didn’t go through a list of what they had been doing wrong, or why they were blind, He just healed them.
Jesus touched their eyes. Immediately they could see, and they followed Him.
How does this apply to us?
When your eyes are opened, when your body is healed, you will always want to follow Jesus.  
Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever.-Hebrews 13:8  He is always working.-John 5:17  He makes all things new.-Revelation 21:5
And everything Jesus did during His earthly ministry, was a preview of what was going to be available to us all because of what He accomplished at the Cross.

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