Jesus had gone from town to town, villages included, preaching and healing all that were oppressed by the devil.
So Jesus travelled back to his hometown with his disciples. While he was there, two men followed him tirelessly.
They were blind men. They kept shouting, “Jesus, son of David, have mercy on us.” By this time his disciples were really pissed. They told Jesus to attend to the men or dismiss them but Jesus kept walking.
When Jesus got home, the blind men went in with him, with the help of aides. Jesus said to them, “Do you really believe I can do this?” They answered, “Why, yes, Master!”
So Jesus stooped, touched their eyes, and said, “Become what you believe! (In other words, Be Healed according to your faith).”
It happened! He saw! He squealed with delight, “Oh Master, I can see… I was really blind, I couldn’t see a thing but now, I see everything clearly… Oh, thank you, thank you so much Master! I can see!”
The other guy clutched the air, trying to grip Jesus in his confusion. He wailed, “Something’s wrong Master! I can’t see. I can’t see.”
Jesus squatted in front of him. He gripped his shoulder and shook his head sadly, “Yes, something’s wrong my son. You! Your state of mind is wrong. Indeed everything is possible but only to them that believe.” Jesus stood and went inside.
So one man left on his own, delighted, thankful and filled with joy. The other man left as he had come, with the help of aides but with greater sorrow.
Hmmm sad, yeah?
Okay. That’s a lot of my imagination. In the real story, both men were healed but that was only because they had faith.
The truth is, God can’t do anything if you do not BELIEVE! Yes, I said the crucial word, FAITH!
Remember that Jesus couldn’t do many miracles in his hometown cause the people lacked faith?
“When you ask for something, you must have faith and not doubt. Anyone who doubts is like an ocean wave tossed around in a storm. If you are that kind of person, you can’t make up your mind, and you surely can’t be trusted. So don’t expect the Lord to give you anything at all.” James 1:6-8.
So go into this week full of faith and you will be delighted, thankful and well provided for. Enjoy your week!