Monday, July 15, 2013

{Minute Meditation} A Lesson from the Blind Beggar

One day a man - a blind beggar - heard that Jesus was coming through town. So, he began to cry out.

"Then those who went before warned him that he should be quiet..." (Luke 18:39)

I wonder...

Were these others embarrassed by his crying out, by the noise he was making?

Were they thinking that Jesus was too important to be bothered by this blind beggar, this less-than man?

Were they trying to silence him, to keep him from claiming the name of the Lord in the streets?

When others try to silence your cries for mercy, justice, healing, repentance, etc. will you hush, or will you cry out all the more?

After the man cried out "Jesus, Som of David, have mercy on me!" Jesus stood still and commanded the others to bring the blind beggar to Him.

"What do you want Me to do for you?"

"Lord, that I may receive my sight."

What are you blind to today? What area of your life would you like Jesus to touch, to heal, to restore?

Then Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has made you well."

Do you have the faith to receive it? Do you believe that Jesus has the power and authority to make that change within you or your life? Will you let Him, or are you too comfortable with your infirmity?

And immediately he received his sight, and followed Him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.
~ Luke 18:35-43

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