The story of Blind Bartimaeus has always been one of my favorites. It's a very simple account, just a few verses, of a very powerful Savior. The blind beggar cries out to Jesus for mercy and Jesus "stopped" to acknowledge the man and his need. Jesus asked Bartimaeus an amazing question. He asked Bartimaeus, "What do you want me to do for you?". End result? Bartimaeus' eyes were opened that day and he followed Jesus on the way.
What do you want Jesus to do for you today? Answering that question could really shake things up in your life today. Are you ready for God to do something miraculous in your life?
...And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart. Get up; he is calling you.” ~ Mark 10:49 (ESV)
The crowd that followed Jesus that day rebuked Bartimaeus for crying out to Jesus for mercy. Don't disturb the Master. They didn't think the Master should be bothered with this man or his troubles. Bartimaeus cried out even louder. He was not going to let the crowd keep him from speaking the one who would fulfill the prophecy of Isaiah 35:5-6...
Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy.
Jesus heard his cry, stopped, and called for Bartimaeus. They went to Bartimaeus and told him that Jesus was calling for him. Their words are so amazing!
- Take Heart! ~ Cheer up! Great news! Your life is about to change!
- Get Up! ~ Hurry! Pick yourself up! Dust yourself off!
- He Is Calling You! ~ Jesus is calling! He wants you! He has plans for you!
Put yourself in Bartimaeus shoes... What do you want Jesus to do for you? Take Heart! Get up! He is calling you!