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September 27, 2023

Matthew 9:27
As Jesus passed by from there, two blind men followed him, calling out and saying, “Have mercy on us, son of David!

I have two daughters; one is 5 and the other is almost 2. From the moment they wake up in the morning and throughout the day, one word can be heard throughout the house and the street out front. “DADDY!” This call is screamed for various reasons. From getting them out of bed, asking for a snack, to telling on the other sister about a disagreement. Every time they call me, however loud it may be, I take total delight in it.  I delight in being there for my girls when they need me. I know someday that it won’t always be the case. 

This brings to my mind the two blind men from Matthew 9:27. Jesus had just finished healing a little girl and was on his way back to the house where he was staying. These two determined blind men followed Him the whole way crying out “Have mercy on us, son of David!” I am sure that others would see these two men as a nuisance, but not Jesus. He took the time to talk with them and heal them. I know in my heart that He took delight in taking that time. 

These two men were neither too proud or too ashamed to cry out and get Jesus’ attention. They had faith that He could and would heal them.  I think sometimes that it can be hard for us to cry out for Jesus for help for two reasons. The first is that we might be too proud to ask. We try to handle it all ourselves. The other reason is that we are too ashamed to cry out. We think that we have messed up too much for Him to hear us. Neither reason is true. We can cry out to Jesus with the same boldness, faith, and confidence that the two blind men had. Just as a dad delights in being there for his children, Jesus delights in being there for each of us when we call. So, as you enjoy your special day, please keep in mind that you don’t have to be too proud or too ashamed to cry out to Jesus. He will hear you. He delights in being your salvation. God Bless.

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