“As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” Jesus stopped and called them. “What do you want me to do for you?” he 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 v 29-34)
Jesus was leaving Jericho and the crowds were following him. But his departure from the city led to the fulfilled destiny of these two blind men. They were not going to miss their opportunity as they heard that Jesus was passing their way.
Blindness was a serious disease at the time of Jesus. Society looked at it like it was one step up from death! There was no example in the Old Testament of a cure.
But every Jew knew that the promised messianic age would bring healing to the blind, for example,
Isaiah 35:5 “Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped”.
The only hope and dream for these two men was that the Messiah would come in their lifetime. There were many days spent in discouragement holding on to a dream.
It’s never too late to become determined again. It’s never too late to shout out to God.
You may have experienced failure, you may have been overwhelmed with discouragement and you may have quit from everything in your life, but TODAY you can receive His touch on your life and rise in a new level of determination. When you think it’s all over God comes in and says we haven’t begun yet, I am about to light the fire of passion in your life. Have you heard that God is still moving? Have you heard that He is still performing miracles? Have you heard that He is closer to you than you could ever imagine? Jesus is passing your way.