Mark 10:46-52 New International Version (NIV)
Blind Bartimaeus Receives His Sight
46 Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
48 Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
49 Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”
So t hey called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.”50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.
51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him.
The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”
52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.
JESUS STOPPED and he heard the blind man.
IMMEDIATELY the blind man could see
FOLLOWED the blind man followed Jesus along the road
SHOUT OUT ~
There are people in our lives that might tell us to be quiet. There are times to be quiet and there are times to shout out. Never silence in your voice in doing what is right. I remember calling upon the name of Jesus when I was in a hard spot of life. I was like the blind man calling upon mercy in my life. Jesus left this world and the holy spirit came. It is up to each of us to pursue God or not. It took time for me to let go of things I couldn't change. I never wanted somethings to change in life. Change can be hard, but through it all, I've learn to trust God with all my heart. That's doesn't mean I won't have hard moments, because I do. We sometimes just need to make the best of a hard situation.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Purpose this day a good one and count blessings everyday of life.