“Go Your Way, Your Faith Has Saved You”

Compassion of Jesus

Awhile back, the angels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospels. With love and gratitude, here is the Gosepl of Mark 10:46-52 . MK 10:46-52

As Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a sizable crowd,
Bartimaeus, a blind man, the son of Timaeus,
sat by the roadside begging.
On hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth,
he began to cry out and say,
“Jesus, son of David, have pity on me.”
And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. 
But he kept calling out all the more,
“Son of David, have pity on me.”
Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”
So they called the blind man, saying to him,
“Take courage; get up, Jesus is calling you.”
He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus. 
Jesus said to him in reply, “What do you want me to do for you?” 
The blind man replied to him, “Master, I want to see.” 
Jesus told him, “Go your way; your faith has saved you.” 
Immediately he received his sight
and followed him on the way.

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The blind man was given inner sight through the Holy Spirit to recognize that the Son of God was passing by. Through faith and with inner sight of the Holy Spirit of God, he called out to Jesus, and Jesus heard him.  Asking Jesus in faith to heal him, Jesus said, “Go your way; your faith has saved you.” and “immediately (the blind man) received his sight.”  Bartimaeus then got up and followed Jesus; becoming his disciple.

Jesus welcomes everyone when we come to him; and is always listening. Faith will always get God’s attention. God and Jesus both welcome all people to them; and it is credited as an “Act of faith” when we do come to them. God is always listening and is always calling us to Him.