PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Mark 10:46-52
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“‘Go,’ said Jesus, ‘your faith has healed you.’” (Mark 10:52)
Notice how this blind man sees something in Jesus that ignites his hope.
‘Son of David’ was another way of saying God’s promised messiah.
While doubting minds debated and disputed, his desperate heart had no doubt.
Even those with Jesus did not ‘see’ who Jesus was (which is why they rebuked the man).
When no one else would have mercy on him, God’s promised saviour would.
It was this confidence, despite opposition, that marked him in Jesus’ eyes.
Persevering prayer, clinging to hope against all odds, trusting God…
These are the things that characterize the faith God notices.
Faith is not believing in a creed, it is clinging to God.
There are many people who claim to believe the creeds, yet cannot see who Jesus is.
“‘Are we blind too?’ Jesus replied, ‘If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.’” (John 9:40-41)
Am I more like this seeing blind man, or more like the blind people rebuking him?
Is my ‘faith’ a creed, or is it my heart desperately clinging to Jesus in hope?
Lord, more than a faith that understands, give me a faith that sees like this blind man, a faith that heals the heart, soul, body, mind!