As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. 30 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!”
31 The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”
32 Jesus stopped and called them. “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked.
33 “Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.”
34 Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him. (Matthew 20:29–34, NIV)
Not sure what to pray today? How about this: Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!
Matthew does not tell us, but what do you think these two blind men knew about Jesus prior to his walking by where they were seated?
Why do we so often dismiss those who are seeking help from Jesus, or those who are a “distraction” in the ways they ask for help?
Why do you think Jesus asks these two what they want him to do? What was he trying to get from them–surely he knew they wanted to have their sight restored, right?