Blind Faith

When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, “Son of David, have mercy on us!” And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” Then he touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.” And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, saying, “See that no one knows it.”

-Matthew 9:27-30

This passage can be seen as a metaphor for faith. These two blind men seemingly the literal example when we say “walk by faith not by sight.” They believe in Jesus, and are following Jesus but they have no sense of where they are going.

These blind men cry out for Jesus, and though they are not sure if He has heard them, because He hasn’t responded, they continue to follow Him. They’re desperate for vision. Desperate for clarity. Following Jesus without being able to see Him or where they are going cannot be easy.

Maybe they being to question their journey. Wondering, where am I going? God are you still there? Are you still leading me? Are you still with me? Is this your plan?

They cried out for Jesus and instead of answering, He kept on walking.

This story felt all too familiar to me. The epitome of my summer.

But this is what I learned from this passage and from my summer. This is the test, when Jesus keeps walking, do you keep walking?

Do you keep following Jesus even though you can’t see where he is leading you?

I choose to. Becuase when He is with me I can lean on Him in dark times, in the storm, in times of need.

I desire to be close to Jesus.

I desire to hear Him. I need Him. I know that I can’t make it without Him. I don’t want to. His love has filled a void and it cannot be replaced. Like the multitude, I want to step where He steps. To be where He is. Because I love Jesus.

I know that no matter what the journey looks like, because I have Jesus, because I follow Him in faith, the destination is victory.

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