Let Me See – Good News for November 17

17 11 2008

Luke 18: 35-43

As Jesus approached Jericho a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging, and hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what was happening. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”

He shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me!” The people walking in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent, but he kept calling out all the more, “Son of David, have pity on me!”

Then Jesus stopped and ordered that he be brought to him; and when he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” He replied, “Lord, please let me see.” 

Jesus told him, “Have sight; your faith has saved you.”

He immediately received his sight and followed him, giving glory to God. When they saw this, all the people gave praise to God. 

The Daily Path: “Lord, please let me see.” What a great prayer to use throughout the day. It’s so simple, yet it gets to the heart of our faith and Christ’s teaching. “Lord, please let me see throughout this day.”



One response

18 11 2008
"Ask Carl"

Two thoughts about this passage:

First, you have to love the persistence of the blind man, a persistence no doubt born out of desperation. Makes me think of the C. S. Lewis quote: “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”

Second, in a sense this passage is very modern: “The people…rebuked him, telling him to be silent…” And so it is in our day and culture; there are many (mistaken) voices saying God does not exist or matter or care. But may we “keep calling out all the more…”

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