Sunday, March 18, 2007

#25 Account of Jesus Healing - a Blind Beggar

Healing Miracle #25

Luke 18:35-43 (New International Version)

(See also: Matthew 20: 29-34 and Mark 10: 46-52)
A Blind Beggar Receives His Sight
35As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. 36When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. 37They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by."

38He called out, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"

39Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"

40Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, 41"What do you want me to do for you?"
"Lord, I want to see," he replied.

42Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has healed you." 43Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.

  1. Who was the person in need? The blind beggar.
  2. What was the immediate, obvious need? The beggar's blindness.
  3. Who took the initiative in effecting the healing? The beggar by virtue of his calling out the name of Jesus.
  4. How and by whom was faith involved in this healing? The faith of the beggar moved Jesus to have compassion on him.
  5. What were the reactions to the healing? When the beggar was healed he followed Jesus and praised God. Those who witnessed the healing also prised God.
  6. What led Jesus to minister healing to the person in need? Jesus asked him "What do you want me to do for you?"

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