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Don’t you love it when a verse of the Word rises off the page to meet you! Here’s the verse that “came up” this morning:
Throwing aside his cloak, he jumped up and came to Jesus.
~ Mark 10:50
The “he” here is blind Bartimaeus. I’m always drawn to and impressed by people who immediately respond to and obey Jesus. And what struck me here is “throwing aside his cloak”.
This is a blind man, who has to beg for his daily living – he’s got next to nothing in the way of possessions. And here he goes just throwing aside his cloak, which has to be
key for his well-being. Now, maybe he could have found his way back to it, or maybe some kind soul would help him find it, but there’s no guarantee of that.
Bartimaeus drops everything, leaves all he’s got, in his haste and excitement to get to Jesus! Jesus says to him, and of him:
“ Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him on the road. (v. 52)
knew Jesus could heal him and give him a whole new life! May we, this day, follow in Bartimaeus’ footsteps looking to Jesus for new life and healing!