March 15, 2022 Leonard Windham

Lent Day 12 - Will You Follow Him?

Lent Day 12 - Will You Follow Him?

He is described as a blind beggar sitting beside the road. When he heard that Jesus was passing by, he called out "have mercy on me, Son of David!" Can you imagine the persistence and intensity with which he called? Can you feel his desperation? Despite the rebukes of his countrymen, he cried out even more. Have you ever been in such desperate need that you would lose all dignity pleading your cause?

Rest assured he hears and sympathizes with your circumstances.

Mark 10:51-52 reads, “And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” And the blind man said to him, “Rabbi, let me recover my sight.” And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him on the way.”

Instead of “going on his way,” Bartimaeus followed after Jesus. What is your response to Christ’s intervention in your life? From Rebecca Van Noord and Jessi Strong, eds., 40 Days to the Cross: Reflections from Great Thinkers (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2014).