Mark 10: In Touch with Jesus
Jesus clearly had a reputation for several things while He was on earth. He was a miracle worker without a doubt. He was a wise teacher. He was a skilled public speaker. Therefore, when we come to Mark 10, it is no surprise that the blind man knew exactly what to ask Jesus for.
Mar 10:51 And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.
Mar 10:52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.
He obviously knew who Jesus was. He knew that Jesus was the one who had cured the blind. I am sure that he did not cry out to every person that happened to pass asking for a miracle. He specifically knew that this was the one who could do what no one else could.
Beyond that, he also was not afraid to ask for what he wanted. When Jesus asked him what he wanted done, he did not beat around the bush. He knew that this was his one opportunity with Jesus, and he made it count. He knew that Jesus’ time was incredibly valuable, and it seems that he took that privilege very seriously.
I think that we can learn to become more like this man. First of all, we can recognize Jesus where He is. I don’t know about you, but it is easy to fall into a trap where we get so wrapped up in the events in life that we don’t recognize when Jesus is right there. Then, when we don’t recognize that, we forget to take advantage of the amazing privilege we have to have a relationship with God. For this man, the beginning of that relationship was a miracle, and while I don’t know that most of us have had something that dramatic take place, I do know that we have the same amazing privilege to be in touch with Jesus Christ.