Once upon at time, as Jesus was walking, large crowds followed Him wherever he went bringing their sick friends and relatives to be healed.
On this day as He was leaving Jerusalem, He was again accompanied by a crowd of people.
As He drew near to Jericho they saw a blind beggar sitting by the roadside. His name was Bartimaeus, who heard people shouting Jesus’ name as the saviour.
So he began to shout, "Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me." Bartimaeus called Jesus son of David because he was a descendant of King David who had ruled Israel for 40 years many years before.
The blind man’s friends told him to be quiet, but he called out even more loudly to Jesus.
Fortunately, Jesus stopped and told his disciples to call Bartimaeus over to him. They said to him, "Cheer up! On your feet! He is calling you." Bartimaeus threw off his coat and came to Jesus.
Jesus asked him what he wanted, and he said to him, "teacher, I want to see."
Jesus said, "Go, your faith has healed you." Immediately, he was able to see, and he followed Jesus.
Imagine what a happy day in the life of this blind man who had believed in the healing power of the Son of God!
Lessons from this story
The blind man in the story was persistent. He did not give up and called out again and again. He would not stop until he could talk to Jesus.
Also in Luke 18:1-8, Jesus told the story of a widow who had not been treated fairly. She kept coming back to the judge until he gave her what she wanted.
Whenever you have a problem, talk to God about; never give up because God the father, is ready to help you.
God wants to hear from you. He loves to hear your little voice talking to him. Remember, Mark 9:23 says that, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes."