“Now they came to Jericho. As He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great multitude, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the road begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!“
One of the tricks of the enemy is to get us to focus more on our expectations from God and never to give focus or admiration to the things He has done. As a matter of fact after giving testimony in church on a thanksgiving Sunday, we tend to forget about what God did and then we began to think on what He is yet to do and peradventure those things are yet to arrive on our planned schedule, then our faith in God begins to quake.
The character in our focal scripture was blind but yet He could hear, blind but yet could feel things, he was blind but could walk. Have you ever imagined what could have been his predicament assuming his sense of hearing was also gone. He heard Jesus passing by; remember faith comes by hearing. He must have heard somethings about Jesus that build up his faith and concluded that Jesus can help him too.
My assignment today is to encourage you to think of all that God has done and He is still doing and give him continual praise and thanks giving. If He did it in the past then He can and will do it again. Give Him more praise today for its His mercy and grace that has sustained you and I till now.