Demonstrated Faith Rewarded

Now as they went out of Jericho, a great multitude followed Him. 30 And behold, two blind men sitting by the road, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, “Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David!”

31 Then the multitude warned them that they should be quiet; but they cried out all the more, saying, “Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David!”

32 So Jesus stood still and called them, and said, “What do you want Me to do for you?”

33 They said to Him, “Lord, that our eyes may be opened.” 34 So Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes. And immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him. – Matthew 20:29-34.

Jesus is on the move and the ever-present crowd with Him. Two blind men sitting by the road hear that Jesus is passing. They cry out to Jesus for mercy.

The crowd want to ignore the two blind men calling out to Jesus as the ‘Son of David’ to have mercy on them. So they warn them to be silent. They cry louder for mercy. Jesus stops and calls them, saying,

“What do you want me to do for you?”
“Lord, we want to see!”

Jesus has compassion on them. He answers their request, touches their eyes, and instantly they see and follow Him.

Faith is demonstrated in an urgent insistence for the need of mercy, a looking to Jesus, the receiving of a new understanding, and following Him.

This was another healing miracle of Jesus that demonstrated His compassion and power in response to the appeal of faith in Him and His ability.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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