Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
CHRIST WHO GIVES HOPEFUL VISIONSt.Mark 10:46-52
Bartimaeus was physically a blind man and that is a pathetic situation.
According to Hellen Keller “It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision”.
That is true for many believers. Most people are living without any sense of vision and purpose. Proverb 29:18 ”When there is no vision people perish”.
We need to be a person not only with sight but also with vision.
Three things happen when we lack vision.
If we do not have a vision, we will lose the goal of life.
If we do not have the vision, we would not have the desire to get out of a desperate situation.
If we do not have the vision, we cannot overcome the obstacles before you.-You will see the hurdles greater than your possibilities.
Here Bartimaeus, even though he was blind, did Four things and got back to his Vision.
He developed faith in Jesus and believed that Jesus can heal his blindness.
He shouted and got the attention of Jesus.
.He was ready to quit his belongings and reached to Jesus.
When Jesus asked about his need, he genuinely told his need to be healed.
The name he called Jesus was not just a name that others called Him, but it was a calling of the divine revelation he got. Because of the inner vision, he was ready to quit everything he had and follow him. Jesus gave him a hopeful vision because of the proclamation he made. The people around him were only sight but the Bartimaeus had an inner vision, which was given by God. Do we have only sight or real vision?
If you have faith in Christ and if you proclaim that faith in the midst of other people, Christ will definitely give you new hope. May our good Lord help us to have sight and a real vision.
Lord, we come to your presence to seek your guidance and blessings. Lord we understand that we have only simple sight, we need your help to have the vision which will turn our life to be fruitful to others and for your kingdom. Grand us your vision for a hopeful future. Amen
Rev Mathew George