Thursday, August 22, 2013

Two blind men listen for Jesus

Matthew 20:29-34

As Jesus and His disciples were leaving Jericho a great multitude followed Him.  

Two blind man heard Jesus was passing by and cried out for mercy.

The multitude told them to be quiet but they cried out more asking for mercy.  

Jesus stood still.  He asked them what they wanted Him to do for them?  

They asked for open eyes.  

Jesus had compassion.  Jesus touched their eyes.  

Immediately they received sight and followed Him.  

These men sitting by the side of the road couldn't see Jesus coming, but they used what they had to listen for Him.  

Then they asked for mercy and Jesus asked "what can I do for You?" 

They asked for the ability to see.   

Jesus gave it to them and they followed Him.  

They were healed because they took the time to listen for Him.  For His Spirit to speak and me to listen.  
As I am walking through this time of healing in my life more than anything this is one of my biggest goals:  to take the time to listen for Him.  To be in relationship with Him.  To see Him and follow Him.  
He is a compassionate God.  He deeply cares for us.  For our needs.  He reaches out and touches our brokenness.  And He wants to fix us.  To show us mercy and heal us...  
Fixing is not alway how we think it should be... But it is always what is best for us done in compassion and mercy.  Because He loves us.  

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