Today’s Reading: Matthew 9:27-31
There was a story on the news one night about a man who could echo-locate. You know like the way bats do. He was born blind. They way he got around was by making a sucking “Click” sound. You can find the article here. Basically he claims that he can “see” better than anyone else. Think about it, if you and he were in a completely pitch black room with obstacles to traverse. Who do you think would be safe? Of course, then blind man.
Jesus encountered two blind men while He was traveling. The ironic thing about this is that the men recognized Jesus as being the “Son of David”. How did they know? It’s not like they recognized His voice or remembered a picture of Him. They simply BELIEVED that the man approaching WAS Jesus, the Son of David. Being called the Son of David was taken to be meant in the sense of the Davidic covenant that the Messiah would be a descendant. So by calling Jesus Son of David they were recognizing Him as the promised Messiah. Jesus calls this FAITH and by this He touched their eyes and healed them. But then Jesus tells them NOT to tell anyone. Do you think that they could have kept it a secret? How long do you think they contained their emotions? That’s right! They went right then and spread the news about Him.
What if something miraculous happened to you, how long you contain yourself? What if you were blind and then a person touched your eyes and now you could see? Wouldn’t you go out and tell everyone you could find about it? Of course you would! You wouldn’t want anyone to miss out.
You know you did experience something miraculous. You were blind and now see. So what are you waiting on? Go spread the News about Him!