The two blind men sat at the roadside.
“Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”
“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked.
“Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.”
Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him. (Matthew 20:34)
They followed him to Jerusalem, where, a few days later, He would be crucified.
His earthly ministry was coming to an end, but, as I wrote in my last posting, we know what happens after His crucifixion: He rises from the grave. He lives!
And Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)
Dr. Thomas Constable, in his expository (Bible study) notes of this verse, writes,
“His example of faithfulness, as expounded in this epistle, should be a continuing encouragement to all believers. He is as faithful to His promises now as He ever was, and He always will be faithful to them.”
This same Jesus — this faithful Jesus — died on the cross for you! If you do not yet know Him as your Savior, I encourage you to accept Him, believing on His suffering in your place and in His Resurrection! Let Him touch your eyes, as he did touched the blind men’s, and let Him bring His light into your life. (Link to Become a Believer)
He mercifully saved me and my family! He will do the same for you!
I’ve been reading and studying and contemplating the healings Jesus performed during His ministry on earth — healings like those he brought to the two blind men. So many healings. The people crowded and pressed Him. They were desperate people, as we are desperate people. He had compassion on them, and He still has compassion — on us. Jesus Christ is the same compassionate Savior today!
I’ve witnessed His compassionate healing upon myself and my loved ones: from drug addiction, from broken families, from holes in a newborn’s heart, from a diagnosis of spreading cancer, from grief, from pain . . .
He is still the Lord, Son of David, who has mercy on us!
“He is as faithful to His promises now as He ever was, and He always will be faithful to them.” (Dr. Thomas Constable)
“What do you want me to do for you?” he asks.
Yes, our faithful Jesus still cares.