Saturday, September 5, 2009

Is Your Faith too Small?

As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. And hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what this meant. They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by." And he cried out, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" And Jesus stopped and commanded him to be brought to him. And when he came near, he asked him, "What do you want me to do for you?" He said, "Lord, let me recover my sight." And Jesus said to him, "Recover your sight; your faith has made you well." And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.
LUKE 18:35-43 (ESV)

How did this blind man have the faith to ask for something so big? He was a career beggar, daily asking for food, money, and stuff to just get him through the day. So why didn't he ask Jesus for food? New clothes? Money? Did he just decide to "shoot for the moon" and see what would happen? Jesus makes it clear why this beggar asked for the impossible, "your faith has made you well." The man believed in Jesus. He recognized that he was talking to the One with the power to overcome his greatest obstacle in life. And so, he went big with the request, trusting that Jesus could do it.

What about us? Are we trusting God to do the impossible? Or are with content with just getting by?

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