Friday, December 13, 2013

Matthew 20:32-34

"And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?
They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him."
Matthew 20:32-34

This is an interesting story.  Two blind men were sitting by the side of the road, and when they heard that Jesus was walking by, they called out to him, asking him to have mercy.  The crowd rebuked them for yelling, but they persisted.  And Jesus heard.
I think sometimes in our lives we don't realize how close Christ actually is.  That our cries can, in fact, reach him... that we have the same opportunity that these men did.
And, because we do... will we call out to him?  Will we beg for his mercy, as these men did?  Or will we be content in our figurative blindness?  And if we call out, will we give up when the crowd rebukes us and tells us to quiet down?  Or will we persist, until we are heard?  ... And if we make it that far, and Christ stands before us and asks what we want him to do for us, what will we say?  And, perhaps most importantly, if Christ opens our eyes, will we follow him?
Today, let's call out to Christ in prayer, and ask for his mercy.

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