Chapter 12 – Jesus’ Ministry in Judea
Story No. 13 of 15 (Matthew 20:29-34, Mark 10:46-52, Luke 18:35-43)
When a blind beggar heard that Jesus, who was passing by on the road to Nazarene, was the cause of all the commotion around him, he began calling out, “Jesus Son of David, have mercy on me.”
People in the crowd scolded him, but he shouted even louder, “Son of David, have mercy on me”. Jesus stopped and having ordered the beggar to be brought to him asked, “What do you want?” The man replied, “Lord, let me see again”.
Jesus restored the beggar’s sight saying, “Your faith has healed you”. The delighted man, not only praised God but, joined Jesus on his onward journey.
Our gifts are a blessing from God, including our five senses and of course, the gift of life.
When we are healed, in body and spirit, it marks the beginning of a new journey with Jesus. Hopefully, a long and lasting journey.
Lord Jesus, thank you for your many gifts. Especially those that I have so often taken for granted.
Prayer: The Lord is My Shepherd
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in pastures green,
He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and kindness will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Amen.
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Listen and reflect… pause and talk.
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(Note: The story order represents an approximate timeline of events in Jesus’ ministry; Biblical Scholars views vary.)