As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”

The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”

Matthew 20: 29 – 31

Jesus had a reputation. People knew who he was and the miracles he had done. These blind men were earnest in their cry to God. They showed faith in seeking out Jesus. These men were not timid, and did not allow a large crowd of people stop them from seeking out Jesus. They knew what they wanted, and were willing to do what they needed to do in order to seek out Jesus for healing.

Prayer: God who heals, we give you thanks that you constantly encourage us to seek you out and call on your name. You provide healing for all people; may we be bold enough to ask for that healing. Amen.

Action: Be bold in asking for something you need.

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