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Open Our Eyes

Now they came to Jericho. As He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great multitude, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the road begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Then many warned him to be quiet; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy upon me!”

So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called. Then they called the blind man, saying to him, “Be of good cheer. Rise, He is calling you.”

And throwing aside his garment, he rose and came to Jesus.

So Jesus answered and said to him, “What do you want Me to do for you?” The blind man said to him. “Rabboni,”(margin = Lit. My Great One) “that I may receive my sight.”

Then Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well” (margin = Lit. saved you). And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road.

Mark 10:46-52

Father in heaven, thank You for speaking to us through the experience of blind Bartimaeus.  We hear the words, “What do you want Me to do for you?” Oh, our Great One, we ask that we may receive spiritual sight. We wish to see Jesus. Please open the eyes of our understanding to see all that Jesus has done for us and all that He wishes to do in us and through us to Your glory. Open our eyes to see ourselves as You see us covered in Jesus’ righteousness. Open our eyes to see others as You see them. Open our eyes to see circumstances as You see them.

Open the eyes of our understanding to see any personal messages you have specifically for us in this narrative of Bartimaeus. Perhaps You are telling us to be more persistent in our prayers or specific in our requests. Are we blind to the needs of others around us? Are we blind to a solution we are looking for in some area of our lives?

We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen


Supporting Verses

 Then they came to Philip, who was from Galilee, and asked him, saying, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” John 12:21

But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God might taste death for everyone. For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bring many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. Hebrews 2:9-10

 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom ad revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of His glory of his inheritance in the saints,and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of his mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.

And he put all things under his feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. Ephesians 17-23

Posted: Mon 29 Apr 2019