Thursday, January 21, 2021

Matthew 20 - Part 4


Read Matthew 20

Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem.  He went through Jericho and as he was leaving, two blind men called out to him.  “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”

They didn’t call out to Jesus of Nazareth.  They didn’t call out to a prophet from Galilee.  They called out to the Son of David.  That son would be born in Bethlehem.  How did these blind men know that this was the Son of David?

We don’t’ get a back story on either blind man, but they had better eyes to see than the Pharisees and other religious leaders of the day who had no idea that this was the Son of David.

The crowd rebuked these two men.  Surely Jesus had better things to do than deal with the likes of these two.  Right?

But the more the crowd tried to silence them, the louder they cried out.

“Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”

They got the attention of Jesus.  He asked:  What do you want?  He probably knew what two blind men wanted, but he asked them to state it.

They cried out:  “Lord we want our sight!”

Jesus touched their eyes and they were healed.  We don’t see any follow-on instructions, but the two men who were given their sight followed Jesus.

How much more should we who have had so many prayers answered by our Lord follow him with eyes to see who he really is.


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