What would you do if you woke up today knowing it was the last Monday you’d have before you died? What would you do if you knew this was the start of your last week alive?
And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.
And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.
And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.
And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?
They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.
My Master was on his way to Jerusalem, where He would face his sham of a trial, tragedy of a conviction, and sacrifice of an execution. On his way, He came across two men who were blind. Now had Jesus passed by these men without stopping we might not think anything of it. We might think “He obviously has a lot on his mind…” But that didn’t happen. Jesus didn’t ignore these two men. Instead He asked what He could do for them, and they asked for something unbelievable. They asked for something impossible. They asked for something that could only be achieved by God Himself.
They asked for their sight.
And Jesus had compassion on them. Imagine these people, who were blind and no doubt beggars as a result. They had no one who could help them but God, and here they come face to face with God in the flesh. Even then, do you think they figured that asking for their sight was a long shot? I don’t think so. I think they were so full of faith that they knew Jesus could and would heal them.
And heal them He did.
What would you be doing, if you knew your time on earth was winding down? I know what my Master was doing. He was doing the work of God. He was helping souls and healing hearts. In other words, He was being Himself.
Praise to Him!