Recover your sight ...

As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. And hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what this meant. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” And he cried out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” And Jesus stopped and commanded him to be brought to him. And when he came near, he asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me recover my sight.” And Jesus said to him, “Recover your sight; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.

Do you not love this story? There is just something beautiful in these stories of healing and redemption. How can our hearts not soar when we hear of this wonderful miracle for one who has been in pain so long. Can you not hear the blind beggar's cries getting louder and louder as he hears of a healer drawing close? Yet, oddly enough, those closest to him tell him to be quiet. These who should have cared about him showed a callous indifference towards his suffering.

Thankfully this man's cries for mercy reached the ears of the Great Physician. Can you sense the hope rising in his heart as Jesus calls him forward. This man's faith was so tangible yet only Christ saw it in him. I love how Jesus asks him what he wants even though it seems obvious to most that a blind man wants to see. In his confession we understand that he once saw and subsequently lost his vision. Perhaps you need to recover something that was lost?

Lord, let us recover the things that we have lost. Let my wife recover the ability to walk.

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