I WANT TO SEE!

Mark 10:46-52

Bartimaeus pleaded to Jesus for mercy. He had no physical vision but spiritually his vision was 20/20. I have good, not perfect physical vision (I am not blind by any stretch of the imagination) but at times, I don’t always see, spiritually, 20/20.

I noticed some similarities between him and I. For example, others told him to be quiet. There have been times I’ve needed wisdom, insight, peace. I’ve felt lost, disconnected form the source of revelation and vision.

Even so, I kept praying and reading scripture, worshiping. That’s my way of shouting like Bartimaeus. That’s my way of getting Jesus’ attention. Oh, how sweet it is when a sliver of light, at first, pierce my hungry soul. Then more and more, I began to see. Although I am in the flesh I  come alive in Christ and now I see things more the way Christ Jesus sees them. The veil of darkness have been shredded and discarded. Oh what a wonderful experience!

It is hard to follow Jesus without divine revelation and vision. It is his desire to enlighten us. Then, where he is we will always be.

All we have to do is say, “I want to see.”

Then once he answers us, we can joyfully follow Jesus all the way to eternity.

Mark10:51

“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked. “My rabbi, “the blind man said, “I want to see!”

 

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A LITTLE IS MORE THAN ENOUGH

Mark 6:37-42 lets us in on a 2,000 year old conversation between Jesus and his disciples that still have meaning for us today. It went something like this…

But Jesus said, “You feed them.” “With what?” they asked.

“We’d have to work for months to earn enough money to buy food for all these people!”

“How much bread do you have?” he asked. “Go and find out.”

They came back and reported, “We have five loaves of bread and two fish.”

In the end, Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked toward heaven and blessed them. He kept giving the bread to the disciples so they could distribute to the people. He also divided the fish for everyone to share. They all ate as much as they wanted. A total of 5,000 men and their families were fed from those loaves- with leftovers!

Remember to bring what God has given you to any situation.  Even if it appears to be just a measly drop in a supersized bucket, offer it to the Lord anyway. Let God bless it and He will multiply it for His glory and for the advancement of the kingdom. This humble act of giving on our part glorifies God and it is our contribution to our fellow man. A “few loaves and a few fish” are like storehouses of supplies for God. It is more than enough for a miracle.

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