Mark 10:46-52 - Then they came to Jericho. And as He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat along the way begging. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
48 Many ordered him to keep silent. But he cried out even more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
49 Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called. So they called the blind man, saying, “Be of good comfort. Rise, He is calling you.” 50 Throwing aside his garment, he rose and came to Jesus.
51 Jesus answered him, “What do you want Me to do for you?” The blind man said to Him, “Rabbi, that I might receive my sight.”
52 Jesus said to him, “Go your way. Your faith has made you well.”Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the way.
One day as Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho they were followed by a very large crowd. Sitting alongside the Jericho road in which they were departing from was a blind beggar named Bartimaeus who is described as the son of Timaeus.
For years this man had sat by the highway begging. He was helpless and in a hopeless condition. After hearing that it was Jesus passing by, it dawned on Bartimaeus that if he wanted to be healed, this was his opportunity.
Scripture declares that when blind Bartimaeus heard that it was Jesus passing by He cried out with a loud voice with these words of desperation "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me."
The crowd told him to shut up, but it is the Bartimaeus in the world that Jesus came to die for.
Having heard the cry of faith, Jesus commanded that Bartimaeus be brought to Him. Jesus asked "what do you want me to do for you?" Bartimaeus requested that he may be given sight. Jesus did not touch his eyes or lay hands on him, He simply spoke these powerful, healing words of comfort to him, "go, your faith has made you well".
Calling Jesus the "Son of David" affirms Bartimaeus believed that Jesus was the Messiah.
Many people had gathered around Jesus that day, but Jesus only heard the "cry of mercy" from one who was least expected to have faith, a blind beggar.
Now is the time to believe on Christ. There will be no opportunity once you transition from earth to eternity for it will be all too late then for you.
Are you blind and in desperate need of sight? Jesus can, is able and willing to do just that for you on today. Call on Him for He promises to hear and answer you.
The same Jesus who passed by blind Bartimaeus is still yet alive and healing today.
I hear the Lord passing by! What will you do with the opportunity?
Today could be your day of visitation!