SEEING AS CLEARLY AS A BLIND MAN
November 30, 2014
Luke 18:35-42 ESV:  As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.  And hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what this meant.  They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”  And he cried out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”  And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”  And Jesus stopped and commanded him to be brought to him. And when he came near, he asked him,  “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me recover my sight.”  And Jesus said to him, “Recover your sight; your faith has made you well.”
Luke uses the irony of a blind man seeing to emphasize the life transforming power of truly “seeing” Jesus.
The journey of faith…
- The blind man was conscious of his need.
- The blind man recognized Jesus as the Deliverer.
- The blind man refused to yield to peer pressure.
- The blind man received the healing that came through faith.
- The blind man’s authenticity of faith was demonstrated.