“And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus. 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.”
Everywhere Jesus went there was someone pressing upon Him to receive something from Him and Bartimaeus, was no different.
As Jesus was leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus was sitting by the highway begging as he usually did every day he had no idea that that day would forever change his life.
When Bartimaeus heard the noise of the crowd he asked the reason for the noise and when they told him it was Jesus he began to do something that turned heads, he cried out. Mark 10:47 “And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.” The scripture says that many told him to hold his peace but he cried the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me (Mark 10:48). His cries didn’t go out in vain it got Jesus attention. “And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called…” (Mark 10:49). When Bartimaeus was told he got Jesus attention, he cast away his garment, got up and went to Jesus. And Jesus said unto him “what wilt thou that I should do unto thee?” Bartimaeus received his sight because he called upon the one who was passing by.
Today, Jesus is not just passing by but He lives in you. He walks with you and talks with you. He’s given us His word that He will never leave us nor forsake us (Heb 13:5). But like Bartimaeus we have to cast away our garments, our righteousness, our way, our works, our life and receive what He came to give us, His righteousness, His way, His works, His life.
When we cry out to Him, He gives us the same answer He gave Bartimaeus, “What wilt thou that I should do unto thee?” The one whose sole purpose is to bless you is asking you today What do you want me to do for you? There were many in Bartimaeus’s day that had needs but they didn’t cry out, to draw out what was in Jesus to give.
Beloved, you are not alone on this journey, Jesus is with you. Whatever you need today cry out to Him and He will pour out to you whatever you ask of Him.