Sunday, December 5, 2010

Desperation brings Compassion

"As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed Him. There were two blind men sitting by the road. When they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, "Lord, have mercy on us Son of David!" The crowd told them to keep quite, but they cried out all the more, "Lord, have mercy on us Son of David!"

Jesus stopped, called them, and said, "What do you want Me to do for you?"

"Lord, they said to Him, "open our eyes!" Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes. Immediately they could see...." Matthew 20:29-33

The thing that struck me in this story is the desperation of the blind and the way it moved our Lord. Even though they were told to shut up, they knew that the only chance for sight restoration was coming towards them. And when Jesus asked them what they wanted, they told Him without hesitation, "open our eyes!"

I pray that I will recognize my own desperate need for sight restoration and without hesitation ask our Lord for it. I pray that the genuine realization of my blindness will insight a desperate plea to God for help. May He sense my desperation and in compassion restore my sight!