December 4, 2020
When he entered the house,
the blind men approached him and Jesus said to them,
“Do you believe that I can do this?”
“Yes, Lord,” they said to him.
Then he touched their eyes and said,
“Let it be done for you according to your faith.” (Matthew 9:27-31)
Did you notice the words Jesus chose? “Let it be done for you according to your faith.”
He didn’t say any magic words, or proclaim, “I now give you sight.” He chose His words carefully.
There are times we need to ask something of Jesus. These prayers tend to fall into one of two categories. We have our mechanical prayers – we fold our hands and the words come from our mouths automatically. No thought, no reflection, just repeating the words we learned as children.
Then we have prayers of desperation. They come pouring out of our mouths when times are tough. They are reactionary.
When we are in need, it might be helpful to pause a moment before speaking with Jesus. Picture Him standing in front of you asking, “Do you believe I can do this?”
Look Him in the eye and allow your faith to touch His heart.
Jesus started the miracle when he touched their eyes and acknowledged that sight was possible. The blind men finished the miracle by believing.
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