Friday, February 19, 2010

When Jesus Passes By

"And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him. And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you? They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him." 
Matthew 20:29-34

It seems most people are anxiously waiting for God to bring a large revival to the world. Granted, we desperately need one. The problem with this is that Jesus often passed by people rather than walking up to them and meeting their need. He would have passed them by while they were contentedly waiting on the side of the road. This is an occurrence that happened quite often during the ministry of Jesus.

The point is this, we need to become so hungry for a move of God that we call out to Him. The blind men in the above narrative heard that He was passing them by. Rather than waiting in hope that he would turn around and come to them, they yelled out to Him with all their might. This is exactly what we need to do today. We do need revival, and we will truly show it the more we lift are voice in desperate shouts to the Savior to have mercy on us.

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