Monday, February 7, 2011

You and your buddy are blind. What to do?


You and your buddy are blind. What to do?

We don't know much about them. These two blind men.
Probably had not been able to get married.
Almost for sure they did not have jobs.
They were a drain on their families.
Relegating to begging for a living.
They had banded together. Maybe for protection. Maybe they took turns begging.

They heard there was a man - Jesus - who could heal people. Maybe?
Jesus came by where they lived. They were not going to let this chance go...

27 "As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!”

Nothing! Jesus didn't stop. He didn't heal them. He apparently didn't even notice them... They follow him.
28 "When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”

“Yes, Lord,” they replied.

29 Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you”; 30 and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, “See that no one knows about this.” 31 But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region."

They believed. They were healed.
Although told to keep quiet, they couldn't help it. They told everyone they met!

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