46 And 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 by the highway side begging.
47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to
cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.
48 And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he
cried the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on
49 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And
they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort,
rise; he calleth thee.
50 And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.
51 And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I
should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I
might receive my sight.
52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee
whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus
in the way.
Bartimaeus could have stayed quiet and not gotten
healed. He could have listened to the crowd and hushed
instead of crying out to Jesus, but he overlooked his
pride stepped out of his comfort zone, and got Jesus’
attention. How bad do you want what God has in store
for you? Are you going to whisper and half heartedly go
with the flow? Or are you willing to cry out JESUS THOU
SON OF DAVID HAVE MERCY ON ME. How bad do you
want it? Notice when you read about Bartimaeus he
threw his rug to the side, knowing that he would never
need it again. When Jesus heals you he doesn’t just kind
of heal you or heal you a little at a time, when
Bartimaeus got his sight he was healed completely.
King James Version (KJV)
25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood
26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and
had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but
rather grew worse,
27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press
behind, and touched his garment.
28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be
29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried
up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that
30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue
had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and
said, Who touched my clothes?
31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the
multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched
32 And he looked round about to see her that had done
33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what
was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told
him all the truth.
34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made
thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
The same goes with the woman with the issue of blood. She
could have put her faith in the doctors that continually tried to
fix her with no luck. She could have in fear not gone to Jesus for
her healing. She could have lay at home and suffered until she
died. Just think of how weak how tired and how embarrassed
she was known for her infirmities, but she still made her way
through the crowd to Jesus to touch the hem of his robe,
because she knew that is where the healing was. Are we willing
to step out and touch Jesus? Are we willing to make enough
noise to get his attention, or are we to worried about what
people, what society thinks about our actions. Do we still have
the faith to step out and know that all we have to do is touch
him to get ANYTHING we need?