As we have been going through the Gospel
of Matthew chapter by chapter, Jesus walked south from Galilee toward
Jerusalem and His looming sacrificial death. They spent the night in
Jericho and the next day as they started to leave the city, a couple of
blind men started calling out loudly for Jesus to come and heal them.
They were in a desperate situation and knew that the God-man was their
only hope for a healing and they didnt want to miss out. Jesus heard
their shouting and had compassion on them.
When Jesus encountered the blind men, He
had less than five days before the crucifixion. The God-man knew it was
going to be a time of incredible pain that started at the palace of the
high priest, scourging by the Romans, and then being nailed to a cross
a very painful way to die! But Jesus looked at the men without sight and
knew this was their only chance for a healing. It was unconditional love
that healed the men. When we realized that Jesus does not change over
time, it opens the door of faith to believe that Jesus is still in the
Print out the sermon outline and let's examine the
Scriptures together Sunday morning at 9:00 AM PST.
Yours in Christ,
Pastor John S. Torell