Jesus is Calling You
Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart. Get up; he is calling you.” And throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. 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.”
─ Mark 10:49-52 ESV
Jesus is Calling You
As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho on their way to Jerusalem, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, called out to Jesus. People in the crowd tried to silence him, but their scolding caused Bartimaeus to call out to Jesus even louder.
We don’t know how long Bartimaeus had been blind, but it’s very likely people walked by him every day, talking about him and even telling him how worthless he was. In Jesus’ day, many believed if you were blind, God had cursed the person or family because of sin. Jesus refuted that with His actions.
In our verses above, we see that Jesus stopped when he heard Bartimaeus and called for the blind man to come to him. When people told the blind man Jesus was calling him, he threw off his beggar’s coat, jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.
Bartimaeus would have remained blind if he’d not thrown off what others believed to be true about him. He refused to continue to wear what others put on him.
Jesus asked him what he wanted. He wanted Bartimaeus to admit he needed a miracle.
How about you?
- Do you need to stop wearing the things others put on you?
- Do you need to admit you need a miracle?
Jesus always stops when you call his name. And your faith unlocks your eyes to see beyond your circumstances. The enemy wants to keep you focused on the problem. When you fix your eyes on Jesus, you can experience the miracle you need.
Today’s One Thing
Make a list of the things you need to throw off. Then, just as the blind man threw off his beggar’s coat, see yourself casting those things to the side. Call on the name of Jesus, and expect him to stop and respond to you, today.