Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Matthew 20:29-34

29 As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. 30 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!” 31 The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” 32 Jesus stopped and called them. “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. 33 “Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.” 34 Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him.

It is thought that Jesus asks about 200 to 300 questions to people through His documented travels in the Bible.

I love this question that Jesus asks whilst on a ‘normal’ journey from Jericho.  The story tells us He HEARS these ‘noisy’ blind men and then He asks them:  “What do you want me to do for you?”  These persistent men have continued to yell and to get their ‘Lord, Son of David’s” attention.  They are unafraid by the crowd and unashamed to be noticed, yet they are blind.

Jesus’ questions are always leading us to ACTIONS not ANSWERS and DECISIONS not DEBATE.

If Jesus was to say to you “What do you want from me?”  Can you give a decisive answer?

Prayer: Lord Jesus, I bring to you my request today:  I am asking for you to……………………………………………………….. (complete what your request is). 

Continue to ask Him decisively and completely.  Are there any actions that you and I need to do to bring about an answer.

Written by Ps. Sue Botta

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