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. Matthew 20:29-30
Picture this, a great crowd is now following Jesus, imagine being at a large parade and they are all their to see Jesus. There is two blind beggars sitting on the side of the street, screaming at the top of their lungs, Have Mercy On Us, Lord Son of David!
Do you think Jesus would even be able to hear these men, or see them? Do these men think they wont even be noticed in a large multitude? They didn’t care, they cried out to Jesus in faith and desperation
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. Matthew 20:31
The crowd was telling them to shut up already, but the blind men instead of keeping quiet they started shouting even louder! Notice the title they are giving Jesus, Son of David, what does that mean? That means these mean knew Jesus is the Messiah!
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. Matthew 20:32-33
Notice even though the large crowd, Jesus heard them and acknowledged them! Also notice Jesus asked them specifically what they wanted and they told him! When were talking with God, remember to be specific and bring your requests and praises to him!
They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. Matthew 20:34
I like the translation of the KJV the best, because their awakening is not just a physical one but a spiritual also! When your Born Again, Jesus will open your eyes!
So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him. Matthew 20:35
Jesus had compassion on them! Jesus didn’t tell them to leave him alone or get lost, we showed his mercy on them. And immediately they received sight! Didn’t happen over years of theological training, it happened immediately! When you become saved, you start to look at the entire world differently
Lastly it says, they followed Jesus. When Jesus calls you and opens your eyes, there is no turning back! Amen!