PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• In Luke 18:35-43, we read of one of of Jesus’ miracles—the restored sight of a blind man.
Jesus healed many during a His ministry, but an important point to note in this particular incident is that the blind man calls out to Jesus, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”(Luke 18:38).
The man’s use of the title “Son of David,” is crucial.
Though this man did not have physical sight, he had spiritual sight to realize that Jesus was the promised Messiah – the Son of God and a descendant of David whose coming was promised hundreds of years earlier.
The blind man recognized that Jesus was the Savior of the world.
At some point in our lives, we have all been blind to the truth.
But God’s forgiveness and mercy can give sight to anyone who calls on the name of Jesus.
While Jesus did give this man his sight, the man already saw clearly.
Whether you’ve already seen for yourself that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6), or you are still trying to figure this out — God has not hidden Himself from us.
Paul wrote in Romans 1:20, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”
The only way God cannot be seen is through spiritual blindness and the great news!
That can be cured by the very words the blind man spoke — “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Today, as you pray, if you have been restored of spiritual blindness, thank Jesus for His healing and mercy.
If you know others who need to see, pray that God will reveal Himself in ways that open their eyes so they will surrender themselves, and call on Jesus.
If you know you need to be healed, pray to Jesus for mercy.
Confess to Him that you need a Savior and that you recognize Him as God’s Son who died for you.