As Jesus moved on from there, two blind men followed him, shouting, “Son of David, help us!” When he was about to enter the house, the blind men caught up with him; and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do what you want?” They answered, “Yes, sir!”
Then Jesus touched their eyes and said, “As you have believed, so let it be.” And their eyes were opened. Then Jesus gave them a stern warning, “Be careful that no one knows about this.” But as soon as they went away, they spread the news about him through the whole area.
There are prayers that need effort on our part before they can be fulfilled. Just like the two blind men who had to run after Jesus groping their way towards Him, shouting His name until they finally reached Him just before He entered the house. Even then, they had to demonstrate their faith to Him before healing could take place. This reminds us that prayer is a spiritual demonstration of the strength of our faith. The stronger we are, the bigger our capacity to wait and believe that everything will fall into place in God’s own time. And so, as much as we are preoccupied with building up physical strength, the more investment in time and effort we must do developing those spiritual muscles that keep us going even though it is hard to play catch up with God.
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