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Blind Bartimaeus Receives His Sight

46 Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” 50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus. 51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” 52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

I like this parable. Why? Because Bartimaeus did not give up. Even though others around him told him to be quiet; he shouted even more!  Would I do that? Would I go against the crowd to get to Jesus? I hope so. That is what I am striving for every day.
And when Jesus calls me, I want to jump to my feet and run to Him. Bartimaeus didn’t hesitate, he threw off his cloak, jumped up and came to Jesus. Sometimes I want to think things over before I do it. But when Jesus calls, I just need to go. 
It must have been hard for the beggar to find Jesus in the crowd. He probably bumped into people and stumbled on the uneven path, but he persevered. With all the distractions of the world today, it is so important for us to find our focus. Focus on Jesus and His will for our lives. We can be intentional about spending time with Jesus in prayer, reading scripture and thinking about the things of God.

Dear Lord, Thank you for your love for us! Thank you for wanting to be in a relationship with us. Sometimes the distractions of this world take over. I pray that I can persevere and keep my focus on You. Amen.















Daily Scripture

Reading the Bible can be very meaningful. We hope that the following passages are meaningful for you. With each day’s readings, we encourage you to first pray for understanding. After reading ask yourself, “What did I learn about God?” “What did I learn about myself?” and “Is there anything that I read that I would like to apply to my life?”



Weekly Topic- One Year Reading Plan:


Thursday, May 16 -

Leviticus 4, Leviticus 5,

Acts 5.


Friday, May 17 -

Leviticus 6, Leviticus 7,

Acts 6. 


Saturday, May 18 -

Leviticus 8, Leviticus 9,

Psalm 22. 


Sunday, May 19 -

Leviticus 10, Leviticus 11-12, 

Acts 7.

Monday, May 20 -

Leviticus 13, Leviticus 14,

Acts 8. 


Tuesday, May  21 -

Leviticus 15, Leviticus 16,

Acts 9.  


Wednesday, May 22

Leviticus 17, Leviticus 18,

Psalm 23 and 24.


Thursday, May 23

Leviticus 19 , Leviticus 20,

Acts 10. 


Friday, May 24 -

Leviticus 21, Leviticus 22,

Acts 11.