When he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Mark 10:47 NET
How do you react when Jesus comes close?
Blind Bartimaeus didn’t have the ability to travel to Jesus because he was blind. But he had heard of Him.
The minute he realized Jesus was close, he shouted with all his strength. He must have thought, “This is my chance. I’m not going to let it pass.”
Even though the crowd told him to shut up, he continued. He didn’t care. This was his moment to get to Jesus!
Jesus heard Him. Jesus heard Him! Jesus heard Him!!!
Jesus called Him.
Verse 50 says he threw off his cloak and jumped up. He was ready. This was his time! This was the moment he was going before Jesus!
Jesus asked him… I think it is funny Jesus asked him. But Bartimaeus needed to be sure what he wanted.
He was sure and Jesus healed him! Immediately, Jesus healed him!!!
Are you ready for Jesus to come close? Will you let Him pass you by? Will you shout with all your strength?
Will you care more about what others are saying? Or will you push through because you know everything else depends on Him?
Do you know what you need from Jesus? Will you receive His healing touch?
Will you let your life be changed forever?
Father, I don’t deserve Your mercy and grace. But I thank You that You have given it to me freely. Help me to live boldly for You, ever coming to the Presence of Jesus, knowing that is is the most important thing I want.