35 And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:
36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.
37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.
38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
39 And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
40 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him,
41 Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.
42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.
43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.
In the last devotion I talked about two things that get God’s attention. The first one was worship. The second is faith. This passage illustrates faith beautifully.
This man was blind. He had no hope to receive sight. He was so much under the impression he couldn’t receive sight he was begging. I doubt someone would be begging if they thought there could be a solution to their problem. He was a hopeless blind beggar, yet he somehow heard of Jesus.
With no solution to his problem, he believed that if he could get Jesus’s attention he could be healed. He made a loud commotion for Jesus to listen to him. People even told him to stop, but he cried even more. Fortunately, Jesus was listening. Jesus commanded him to be brought to Him. When he was before Jesus, he was asked a question. “What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee?”
Jesus knew his need, yet he asked anyway. Jesus wanted the man to acknowledge his need. Jesus wanted him to ask. So, what happened? Jesus instantly healed his eyes. He was saved from not only physical blindness but also spiritual blindness. He was saved.
Do you remember when you had no hope, when you had no way out of your situation? Jesus listened to your cry of faith and saved you. Praise God He listened! He didn’t save you because of who you were or what you could offer. He saved you because you had faith in Him.
What was that day like when you got saved? How long had the Holy Spirit been working on your heart? What did you feel when you felt God’s forgiveness? Today, lets go back to that day and thank God for that miracle he did in our life.