Jesus asked him,"What do you want me to do for you?" "Lord, I want to see," he replied. (Luke 18:40-41)
Why do you think Jesus asked the blind man what he wanted (even though it appears kind of obvious)? It seems to me that Jesus wanted to showcase the faith and humility of this man. He expressed faith in calling out to Jesus even when everyone told him to be quiet. It looks like the blind man believed if He could just make it before Jesus that Jesus could give him sight.
It also seems to me that this man expressed much humility by vulnerably verbalizing his heart's desire while in front of a large, intimidating crowd.
The Bible often teaches that God blesses our faith and our humility, but this example puts an exclamation point on that lesson! It's profound to think that God recorded the faith and humility of this blind man for all the world to see for generations to come.
Here's an application question that is a little convicting for me to think about and answer, muchless to pass on to you... but I'll do it anyway. How have you been doing lately in asking your Father in Heaven vulnerably and with faith for what you might need or desire?
Take some time this week to get still and personally respond to Jesus' question, "What do you want me to do for you?"
Have a great week!
Your brother in Christ,