Jesus Heard Him

Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him,  “What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord, I want to see,” he replied. Luke 18:40-41 NLT

Life happens in the confines of time; so much is dependent on time. There is a time for sleep and a time for work. A.A. Gil said, “So much of life is not about whether you’re good or bad, or right or wrong, or can afford or not afford – it’s just about timing.” Great things happened in life because someone was in a particular place at a particular time.

Luke 18 tells about a man in a moment in time. He was a man with a serious problem: he was unable to see; he was a blind man. Blindness makes you dependent on others because you are unable to navigate your life independently. So one day, this blind man was doing what he did to survive; he was sitting beside the road begging. He was blind but he was not deaf so he heard the noise and he knew that something was happening around him. When he inquired, he was told that Jesus going by.

This beggar realized that this event was an opportunity to change his life. Normally, someone would lead him from this point to that point but he did not entrust anyone with this important responsibility. He decided to take action now. He could not wait because he did not know if that opportunity would happen again in his life. He decided to call on the one person who could bring change into his life. The people around him yelled at him and told him to be quiet, but he continued call on Jesus. Eventually, Jesus heard him.

You see, the beggar heard about the miracles that Jesus had done and he had no intention of staying blind when Jesus was passing by. Jesus asked him,“What do you want me to do for you?” And, without any hesitation he replied,“Lord, I want to see,” Jesus’ response was,“All right, receive your sight! Your faith has healed you.”  This man was in the right place at the right time. The crowd didn’t care about him and his story. He knew the hardship of living blind in a seeing world. So he called out to Jesus for his healing. In like manner, you have to reach out for yourself. Don’t listen to the sound of the masses saying be quiet. Lift up your voice and call upon the Lord, He will bring light into your dark situations.

Thought for Today: Friend, don’t let the crowd rob you of your blessing.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.

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