Sunday, March 25, 2012

What Do You Want Me To Do?

Two blind men were sitting beside the road. 
When they heard that Jesus was coming that way, 
they began shouting, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”
“Be quiet!” the crowd yelled at them.
But they only shouted louder, 
“Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”
When Jesus heard them, he stopped and called, 
“What do you want me to do for you?”
“Lord,” they said, “we want to see!”
Jesus felt sorry for them and touched their eyes. 
Instantly they could see! 
Matthew 20

This portion of Scripture amazes me.
These blind men knew Jesus as Lord.
They knew their great need for mercy.
They didn't care that the crowd
kept telling them to be quiet;
it only made them shout louder.
Apparently loud is good.
Jesus stopped when He heard them.
That's when they got specific about their need.
Jesus felt sorry for them and healed them.
What a pattern for faith!
Jesus, You are Lord of my life
and I desperately need Your mercy.
My enemy says to be quiet, 
that my asking is too loud.
I will get louder.
As my cries reach You, 
You stop and ask me what I want--
how would Your mercy meet a specific need?
Instantly Your answer comes, 
whether it manifests at this exact moment in time or not.
You are good and are "deeply moved" 
by my need for mercy.
Being one with You, I can cry out for specific needs
knowing You hear me and always answer me.
I restore them because of my compassion. 
I am the LORD their God, who hear their cries.
Zech 10


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