Today brings me to day 6 of this journey of writing about faith mentions in the book of Matthew. In the prior post I talked about the woman who was bleeding for 12 years, who came up behind Jesus and touched the edge of his cloak, then was healed. Jesus tells her that her faith had healed her. And then Jesus continues; Matthew 9:
27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!”
28 After Jesus had entered the house, the blind men came to Him. “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” He asked.
“Yes, Lord,” they answered.
29 Then He touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith will it be done to you.” 30 And their eyes were opened. Jesus warned them sternly, “See that no one finds out about this!” 31 But they went out and spread the news about Him throughout the land.
Isn’t it True?
I imagine it was very difficult keeping news like this quiet. Isn’t it true that when touched by Jesus, these are the times when we want to share our faith the most? These men just reveived sight, literally, from the touch of Jesus. When we feel the touch of Jesus, his almight hand in our small individual lives, it’s like our faith is ignited. That’s all it takes, a single touch. His touch.
Our choice in this is to believe. To have ears that hear and eyes that see. Interestingly, these blind men were seeing clearly before they were healed. Through all the distractions, they could see the truth.
Faith, Where does it come from?
So where does faith come from, yourself or the one who restores sight? Where did it come from for these Men? I’m guessing they probably heard something about Jesus along the way, and their faith grew. In my own walk I experience a growing faith as I live by his word and see the results speak for Jesus. Sometimes living by his word doesn’t even seem to make sense. “Seriously Jesus, you want me to pray for that person” or “really? I should give even on this budget?” and in those moments I hear the Lord says to us through Proverbs 3:5, and I paraphrase, “Trust Me”.