The Beggar's Greatest Wish - Arch Books Author:Alyce Bergey As Jesus walked with His disciples from Jericho to Jerusalem, a large crowd of people followed. When the blind beggar Bartimaeus heard that Jesus was passing by, he cried out, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" Some tried to keep him quiet, but the blind beggar cried out even more. — Why would he speak out to Jesus? He knew he had this one ... more »opportunity to ask Jesus for help. His greatest wish was to be able to see so he could work and live like other people. He believed Jesus has the power to help.
The crowd was noisy. Jesus was busy talking. Would Jesus hear the prayer of one poor, blind beggar on the roadside?
In that large crowd, Jesus stopped to ask him, "What do you want Me to do for you?" The beggar answered by expressing his greatest wish: "Let me receive my sight."
Jesus then said, "Go your way; your faith has made you well." In a moment the beggar's wish was fulfilled, and he followed Jesus.
Isn't it remarkable to see how Jesus loved this one blind beggar and to know that He still loves and helps you, your child, and every individual today?« less