Matthew 20:29–34 (ESV)
Jesus Heals Two Blind Men
as they went out of Jericho, a great crowd followed him. 30 And behold, there were two blind men sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of
David!” 31 The crowd rebuked them, telling them to be silent, but they cried out all the more, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” 32 And stopping, Jesus called them and
said, “What do you want me to do for you?” 33 They said to him, “Lord, let our eyes be opened.” 34 And Jesus in pity touched their eyes, and immediately they recovered
their sight and followed him.
I have always wondered about these two blind men and how they knew that Jesus was coming down the road. They cried out, “Lord,
have mercy on us, Son of David!” If they are blind… how would they know it is Jesus? I know that they could probably hear people walking up and down the road. They probably heard them talking too. But with Jesus is a large
crowd. This was probably the tip for the blind man to know Jesus was coming by. They had probably been told that Jesus was coming and were taken to the road to sit down and wait for Him. But it is interesting what they called out to Jesus
when he came by. “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” The crowd rebuked them to be quiet… so I imagine they were calling out in a loud voice. Instead of being quiet… they called out again. Jesus heard them! They
asked and they received. Jesus had “pity” on them and “touched their eyes”. They were healed immediately. What is also amazing is that instead of running off in joy… they followed him. May the joy of Jesus
Christ who has made your blind eyes see that Jesus is the Messiah, help you in following Jesus to heaven.
I pray: O Lord, too often we take you for granted.
We even doubt you, especially when we sin. Help our blind eyes to see our ways and to repent, and to live in the joy of your salvation. Amen.