Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What Do You Want Me To Do For You?


Today I was cleaning the bathroom and these words came to me: " The Worst Blind Is The One Who Does Not Want To See". And after this I was reminded of the passage of Mark 10 where Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus which says:

Mark 10:46-52
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 on 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, that I may receive my sight.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road.

I see clearly in the passage of Mark 10 that Jesus knew that the man wanted to be healed, but why would He ask the blind man this question: What do you want Me to do for you? Why do you think He asked this to the man? Don't you think that He knows everything even before we think? YES. He does! But I believe He was really testing the man's faith and also wanted the man to say what He really desired for his life ,which was to be healed, for he replied: " Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.” So, Jesus not only healed the vision of this man, but He also healed the understanding of that man, the heart of that man, because the Scriptures say that right after he received his sight he followed Jesus, which means he started serving God. So, this man not only received his physical blessing but also the spiritual blessing that the Lord had for him.

And the question here today for me and you is: "What do you want Me to do for you?" Do you have a quick answer as that man had? or you still have to think about what you want from Jesus? If you still do not know what you want from Jesus, start meditating on that and be prepared to listen to Him and be careful not to miss the day of your visitation.

May this word bless your soul today and forever,

In Christ,
Cynthia R. Palmer