Reflecting on God’s Word . . .

Mark 10:46-52 NLT

Then they reached Jericho, and as Jesus and his disciples left town, a large crowd followed him. A blind beggar named Bartimaeus (son of Timaeus) was sitting beside the road. When Bartimaeus heard that Jesus of Nazareth was nearby, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” “Be quiet!” many of the people yelled at him. But he only shouted louder, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” When Jesus heard him, he stopped and said, “Tell him to come here.” So they called the blind man. “Cheer up,” they said. “Come on, he’s calling you!” Bartimaeus threw aside his coat, jumped up, and came to Jesus. “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked. “My Rabbi, ” the blind man said, “I want to see!” And Jesus said to him, “Go, for your faith has healed you.” Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus down the road.

Reflection . . .

One simple question Jesus asks, “What do you want me to do for you?”

Are we in the habit of asking Jesus what we’d like him to do for us? He is waiting to hear our plea, our petition. Perhaps we want to see as well just not in the physical sense but in spiritual sense. He is asking us, “What do you want me to do for you?”

Now Jesus is not like some magic Genie waiting for us to come up with three wishes for him to grant! Certainly not! Jesus desires to see lives change for the glory of God! That should be our desire as well when we come to him with our petitions, requests and desires. It’s all about seeing the world changed through faith in Jesus Christ! He is enough for me and you!