As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening.
They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” He called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord, I want to see,” he replied.
Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.”
Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God.
When all the people saw it, they also praised God.
Jesus referred to blind man’s faith.
Blind man did not say, ‘Thank you, Jesus, for healing me.”
Blind man said, “Heal me! Have mercy on me!”
Blind man called Jesus, “Son of David”.
Blind man asked to be healed.
Blind man kept asking.
Jesus said blind man had faith.
Blind man’s actions as recorded, from which we infer must have contained an expression of faith, mainly were asking.
Asking is an act of faith.
Keeping on asking is an act of faith.
Jesus healed the man who kept asking.
Jesus healed the man who said, “Have mercy on me”.
Jesus healed the man who said, “I have a problem, and You can fix it. Please fix it.”