The blind man (Bartimaeus) said to Him, “Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.” Mark 10:51.
Whenever I read Mark 10:46 – 10:52 I always say to myself that I was also once blind like Bartimaeus. I was a traditional Christian who regularly attended church on Sundays. Matthew 15:8 says, “These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me and in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.” I was exactly like this.
One day, Jesus opened my eyes too and I was never the same again. My relatives and my friends left me as soon as my eyes were open. They treated me like a leper but I have Jesus on my side forever. He is in charge of my family and my life. What more do I want? Isaiah 42:16 says, “I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight…” This is what happened to me when I started following Him; miracles, signs and wonders and everything happening until this moment is supernatural.
Bartimaeus wanted a change in his life and he knew only Jesus could do it for him. When Jesus came into his life his days of begging were over and he ended up being a follower of Jesus (Mark 10:52).
There are a lot of people who worship Jesus Christ but sad to say their eyes are not open. They do not see the way Jesus Christ wants them to see Him. Psalm 146:8 says, “The LORD opens the eyes of the blind…”
When Jesus opens your eyes you will “worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:23 – 24.