The Blind Beggars – Matthew 20:28-31

Let’s revisit the bling beggars

I previously shared some verses from Matthew, Chapter 20 where Jesus heals two blind beggars. I think it’s important enough to review this passage again because there’s another valuable lesson to glean from the text.
Let’s look at verse 31 again. “The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us.”

Be quiet

I’m sure many people made up the crowd. As it states in verse 29, a large crowd was following him. This crowd likely compiled of the people who lived there, some beggars and stragglers as well as the religious leaders.
The religious leaders were blind to Jesus. The sad part about the religious leaders was that they witnessed Jesus’ miracles every day. The religious leaders saw what was happening and yet, they still wanted to quiet Jesus. They still wanted to get rid of Jesus, the troublemaker. After all, people were following Jesus and not them. The religious leaders were blind to his identity, refusing to open their eyes to the truth. They refused to accept the truth about Jesus.

Sometimes we see more

The blind beggars saw who Jesus was and their faith saved them and cured their blindness. As I mentioned the other day, seeing with your eyes doesn’t always guarantee you see with your heart.
Jesus was concerned about what was going on around Him and in Jerusalem, and He demonstrated what He had just told the disciples back in verse 28. Let’s look at the passage together.
Verse 28 says, “Just as the Son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Jesus was a servant

Jesus took time to serve the blind beggars who called out to him that day. He took time to heal them. Despite the large crowds following Jesus and people yelling all around at Him, Jesus stopped to care for the two blind beggars. In a world so loud, we too should stop and care for those in need.

Let’s pray

Father, today I remember those in need and Father I pray for them today. Lord, our world around us is so chaotic, that we lose focus. We get lost in all the chaos. Father, help us to extend a hand to those in need today. Help us to follow Christ’s example. In your Son’s name, I pray, Amen.
In His Service
Jeanette Duby, The Teaching Lady
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