𝐓𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐚𝐲 – 𝐑𝐞𝐯 𝐉𝐢𝐦 𝐂𝐫𝐚𝐰𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐝
In one of the set readings this week from Luke chapter 18, we have the story of Jesus healing a blind beggar. Jesus was on the road near Jericho, when he passed this blind man sitting by the road begging. The beggar asked the people near him what was happening, why was there a crowd? They told him Jesus was passing by. He cried out ‘Jesus son of David, have mercy on me.’ The people around tried to stop him, but he persisted. Eventually Jesus heard him and asked him what he wanted him to do for him. It may have been obvious, but still he asked him.
Jesus healed him and his sight was restored. Jesus told him, ‘Your faith has made you well.’
Do we need Jesus to come close to us? Do we persist when our prayers do not seem to be answered? Do we say exactly what we want? Do we wait patiently in faith for God to restore us?