“So Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes. And immediately their
eyes received sight, and they followed Him.” Matthew 20:34
“So Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes. And immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him.”
If you want Jesus to touch your eyes, you need to do the same thing those two men in Jericho did. You need to cry out to Jesus, “Jesus, have mercy on me!” You may think Jesus is too busy to stop and help you, but I’ll remind you Jesus was on His way to the cross. He had a schedule to meet, and a world to die for. But He still had time to stop and help these two desperate men. The mighty sun burning 93 million miles away is holding the planets in their gravitational orbits, but it will warm your face on this cold day as if it has nothing else to do. And the God of the Universe who keeps everything together will pause and answer your prayer as if He had nothing else to do.
Jesus asked the blind men, “What do you want me to do for you?” They could have said, “Could you give us the name of a good eye doctor?” Or they could have just asked non-speciﬁcally, “Bless us, Lord!” But I love their simple, yet speciﬁc prayer, “We want our sight!”
If Jesus stood before you right now and said, “What do you want me to do for you?” What would you say? “Bless me?” “Help me win the lottery?” Why don’t you tell God your most desperate need? “Lord, I’m addicted to alcohol or drugs, touch my heart, Lord, heal me!” “Lord, I have cancer, touch my body, and heal me!” “Lord, I’m addicted to porn, and I’m eaten up with lust, touch my eyes, Lord!” “Lord, I’m consumed with anger and bitterness, touch my eyes, and let me see people the way You see them.”
Have you heard the expression, carpe diem? It’s Latin for “seize the day.” The two blind men seized their ﬁnal opportunity to have Jesus touch them and change them. Don’t let Jesus pass you by today without crying out to Him.
Will you ask Jesus to touch your eyes today? He might have already touched your eyes previ- ously, but you may need a second touch. When Jesus touches your eyes, He gives you the eyes of faith; you see Jesus as He really is. He gives you eyes of purpose; you follow Jesus on a new path. And He gives you eyes of compassion whereby you see everyone as a potential prospect for Jesus to change.
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