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