Matthew 10:29-34

29 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.

Picture this. We are sitting by the side of the road. We can’t see what is going on, but we hear that Jesus is near. We want to see what is going on. We want to see Jesus. We know our needs. We know our faults. We know our failures. What can we say except “Lord, Son of David, Jesus, have mercy on me!”

The world says we are weak. We are making too much of an old myth. Others say that God is too busy to hear us, to listen to us, to answer us. There are so many bigger problems in the world.

But, we want to see Jesus. We want His touch, so we keep calling to Him.

Jesus stops and calls to us. “What do you want me to do for you?”   I can think of so many things, but one thing burns in my heart. “Lord, I want to see.” I want to see You more clearly, know You more dearly, follow You more nearly. I want to see You. I want to see others through Your eyes. I want to see my situation through Your eyes. “Lord, I want to see.”

Jesus stops, and touches us, and we can see with new eyes.

That is my prayer…. And yours????

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Matthew 21:

“Say to Daughter Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.'”

When an army conquered a nation, the leader would ride into town on a horse.  Jesus arriving on a donkey – and the donkey colt – showed He was coming in peace.  Jesus, the Prince of Peace, enters Jerusalem.  We are told to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. (Psalm 122:6)  Oh, that Jerusalem would recognize Yeshua Hamashiach, Jesus the Messiah!

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