Oh, What a Sight!

One of the most difficult things a human being could suffer would be blindness. Imagine, never seeing! Imagine only being able to see slightly. If a cure were available, it would be extremely rare to find a blind person who wouldn’t want it. In Mark 10:46-52, we are told of a blind man who sought and found a cure for his blindness: “And they came to Jericho: and as He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, (Thou) Son of David, have mercy on me. And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; He calleth thee. And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus. And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto Him, Lord, that I might receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.” This blind man became aware of Jesus. He cried out to Jesus for mercy. People tried to discourage him. He wouldn’t be dissuaded; he cried louder and was persistent. Jesus heard, responded and called the man to come. Jesus asked him what he wanted and the man asked for restoration of his sight. Jesus commended the blind man’s faith and restored his sight. Why is it that, spiritually, people are blind but do not come to Jesus for spiritual healing like Bartimeaus did for physical healing? Bartimeaus knew he was blind. Most people today don’t even know that they are spiritually blind. When we who know Jesus as Savior and Lord reflect His light into their darkness, some will realize their need. Those who do will have a far greater healing than Bartimaeus experienced. In the hymn, “The Light of the World is Jesus, P. P. Bliss invites spiritually blind people to come to Jesus for spiritual healing: “Ye dwellers in darkness with sin-blinded eyes, the Light of the world is Jesus! Go, wash at His bidding, and light will arise; the Light of the world is Jesus! Come to the light, ’tis shining for thee; sweetly the light has dawned upon me; once I was blind, but now I can see: the Light of the world is Jesus!” Selah! Physical healing is for a limited time; spiritual healing is forever!   Ron

Questions? E-Mail me atknowingtheway1@gmail.com



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