46Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
48 Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
49 Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”
So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” 50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.
Big View: Person of Peace
Small View: Presence – Power
Sanctuary Ministries – Concord CA
Observation: The man knew he was blind and hoped Jesus could help. His associates discouraged his efforts, but he continued pleading in the midst of confusion all around him. A small voice of faith in a loud crowd of busyness, searching for help from a healer.
Action: There is a person of peace who is hurting, wanting help from the healer. This healer is my friend. He walks with me in this crowd. I must become aware of the hurting person’s quiet cry in the roar of the crowd. I will move at a quieter pace today, being more observant for the hurting person in the masses around me. Then, when the Holy Spirit makes me aware and empowered with courage, I will start a conversation of mercy with this hurting person.