Tonight I am still thinking about the same verse from yesterday. Sometimes I read a verse and really only see one thing and them look at it another time and see something different. Yesterday my mind was focused on shouting out to the Lord and to continue doing so and keep the faith. I missed something. Today I read the verse again and this time the following jumped out at me. “The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet.” I immediately thought about how that reminds me of the world around us. Think about it. We have called out once and nothing. Again we wonder if the Lord hears us and then we allow the world to infiltrate our minds. We turn on the TV and watch things that steal our hope and faith and replace them with doubt. Let’s face it, TV today is not the Waltons or Leave it to Beaver or Little House on the Prairie. Today you get a lot of trash. Movies or sitcoms or talk shows tell us everything is ok and cool and acceptable. Most of which the word of God clearly says is not His way. Maybe the crowd is the world around us and is whispering to you instead of shouting. Maybe putting doubt in place of hope and faith. Maybe you find yourself thinking like the world and that you must be crazy to keep asking God to help. Perhaps this is all non existent. BE CAREFUL BECAUSE YOU WOULD BE LISTENING TO THE CROWD...the crowd that was telling the blind men to shut up. Keep crying out and don’t listen to the world.
As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” Jesus stopped and called them. “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. “Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.” Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed Him.