Jesus Makes Time for Everyone


Reading: Luke 18:35-43
As Jesus was approaching Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road begging. Now hearing a crowd going by, he began to inquire what this was. They told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. And he called out, saying, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Those who led the way were sternly telling him to be quiet; but he kept crying out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” And Jesus stopped and commanded that he be brought to Him; and when he came near, He questioned him, “What do you want Me to do for you?” And he said, “Lord, I want to regain my sight!” And Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him, glorifying God; and when all the people saw it, they gave praise to God. [NASB1995®]
As we have read in the previous passages, the time of the cross is approaching. Jesus, on his way to Jerusalem, passes through Jericho. As he approaches the city, a blind man begging there notices the tumult that is approaching and asks what is happening.
They tell him that it is Jesus who approaches and he, having surely heard of the miracles of the Lord, begins to shout, trying to draw His attention. Although people rebuke him, he insists, and Jesus hears him, approaches him, and heals him. Let ‘s consider two things we can learn from this passage.
The first thing is the faith of this blind man. He has a need. He suffers from being blind for a long time. His blindness has made him a beggar. Therefore, when he knows that Jesus is approaching, he is certain that Jesus can heal him and change his life. And he calls, and shouts, and turns deaf ears to those who try to quiet him.
He continues to call the Son of David until he is heard. Who else can we turn to in times of distress but Christ? Who is the only one who can solve our greatest problem, which is sin? Who is the only one who can transform our lives? Let us cry to Him then, let us trust, let us seek Him with all our hearts.
Secondly, it is precious to see how Jesus, hearing this man’s call, pauses. Before entering Jericho, in the midst of His walk to meet His destiny, Jesus looks at this poor, suffering, and helpless man and hears his request. And heals him. It was a short pause, but one that changed forever the fate of this man.
For Jesus, every person who suffers and raises a cry to Him, is precious. His ears, his heart are close to the one with a need. In His love and goodness, He wants to make us good. He wants to listen to us. He wants to reach us. He wants to transform our lives.

MEDITATE: Sometimes, in the midst of a difficult situation, you may experience fear. Don’t forget this: Jesus is the one you can trust. Jesus hears your cry, always.
Scripture quotation taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Sebastián Winkler (169)

Sebastián Winkler lives in General Pinto, a small town in the interior of Argentina, and serves the Lord in the Baptist Church of his city as a teacher of Bible studies. He is a Professor of Literature, he likes music, reading and sharing the Bible with others.
He is married to Karina they have two daughters named Julia and Emilia.
He is the main author in his blog: (in spanish)

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