Friday, August 22nd, 2008 | Author:

I’m reading a book called Why Revival Tarries by Leonard Ravenhill. One short paragraph based on the following passage from Mark will not leave me alone, so I thought I would share it. Perhaps we could all pray for sight.

(Mark 10:46-52) And they came to Jericho. And as He was going out from Jericho with His disciples and a great multitude, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the road. And when he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” And many were sternly telling him to be quiet, but he kept crying out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him here.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take courage, arise! He is calling for you.” And casting aside his cloak, he jumped up, and came to Jesus. And answering him, Jesus said, “What do you want Me to do for you?” And the blind man said to Him, Rabboni, I want to regain my sight!” And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he regained his sight and began following Him on the road.

Let us, too, pray for sight – upward, inward, and outward! Then like Isaiah,
  • as we look upward, we will see the Lord in all His holiness;
  • as we look inward, we will see ourselves and our need for cleansing and power; and
  • as we look outward, we will see a world that is perishing and in need of a Saviour!

Amen.

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