This was his one chance of being able to see again. So why would he listen to the clamor and shouts of the people around him? Why should he give in to their demands when this could be his one moment in time when everything will change?
Bartimaeus gathered his strength and shouted even louder. “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
His desperate cry for help pierced through all the noise and reverberated in the atmosphere.
Jesus who was passing by the area heard him and called for him.
That day changed the life of blind Bartimaeous forever. Jesus heard his cry and he healed him.
But it was not his loud cry that got him noticed. It was his sheer desperation and utter brokenness that moved the heart of Jesus.
Have you ever been so desperate that you don’t care about what the people around you think? Have you ever been so in need that you would stop at nothing just to have that very thing?
Jesus said, “God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.” (Matthew 5:3 NLT)
I have been trying to come up with a good article I can publish here. I’ve been working hard but I just couldn’t write anything good. It seems that I don’t have any good ideas I can write about. And I’m running out of time.
So I decided to rest for a while.
You would not believe this, but after a 30-minute nap my blog post is complete!
How could that possibly happen? No one writes an article by sleeping on it!
Well, it just happened to me.
This is that article.
Now let me just click that publish button.
P. S. Working harder is not always the right solution to a problem. There are times when you just need to rest and sleep on it.