What do you want me to do for you?

That was the question that Jesus asked Bartimaeus in today’s gospel (Mark 10:46-52).  Bartimaeus, a blind beggar had asked Jesus to have pity on him and when Jesus called for Bartimaeus to go to Jesus, he jumped up and discarded his cloak, which may have been his only possession, and went to Jesus.  He answered the question from Jesus by saying that he wanted to see again.

How do you think Bartimaeus knew it was Jesus walking along the road?  Had he heard of Jesus and knew Jesus could heal him?  Why did Bartimaeus so easily give up his cloak?  His great faith in God’s mercy and compassion was sent through His Son and Bartimaeus knew this and by giving up his cloak, he was saying that Jesus would provide everything he would need, as long as he followed our Lord and Savior.  By telling Jesus that he wanted to see, he was not only speaking of his physical blindness, but also his spiritual blindness. He wanted to be a follower of Christ.

Do you?

What is holding you back from following Christ?  What are you blind to?  What obstacles are in your way that is not allowing you to believe that God has great plans for you?  Let His love break through those barriers, those cloaks, and run to Jesus.  He is waiting with open arms to hold you tight and ask you, “What do you want me to do for you?”

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