Redemption in Progress

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Have faith! New life is about to bloom…

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Mark 10:51-52

Jesus said to him in reply, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man replied to him, “Master, I want to see.” Jesus told him, “Go your way; your faith has saved you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way.

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The blind man, Bartimaeus, was calling out so loudly as Jesus passed by that he could be heard over the noise of the sizable crowd. Even when people in that crowd told Bartimaeus to be quiet…he yelled even louder, “Jesus, son of David, have pity on me.”

The blind man wasn’t so blind…when it came to his faith!

Despite his physical blindness…he recognized that Jesus was a great healer.

However, many sighted-people were spiritually blind!

Jesus confirmed that Bartimaeus’ faith would lead him to wholeness (salvation)…before miraculously restoring his sight.

Actually…the greater result is that the man is restored to his community. He was no longer cast-out on the fringes…but was again included.

Not everyone receives miraculous physical healing…but I believe that when people in need have faith…they will receive restoration in the way they (and those around them) most need it spiritually.

Bartimaeus did not run off to celebrate…but with his restored sight he joined the others in following Jesus “on the way” to new life.

Jesus invites us to do the same.

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Remember…God loves you!

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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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