As Jesus left the house, he was followed by two blind men crying out, “Mercy, Son of David! Mercy on us!” When Jesus got home, the blind men went in with him. Jesus said to them, “Do you really believe I can do this?” They said, “Why, yes, Master!”
He touched their eyes and said, “Become what you believe.” It happened. They saw. Then Jesus became very stern. “Don’t let a soul know how this happened.” But they were hardly out the door before they started blabbing it to everyone they met.
-Matthew 9:27-31 (MSG)
In this story we find Jesus leaving a home and immediately being followed by two blind men, who apparently are screaming for his attention. They want to be healed. We don’t know for sure that Jesus heard them, but I would assume so. When he doesn’t acknowledge them, they eventually followed him into another house where he asks, “So, you really think I can do this?”
I’ve never thought about the determination of these blind men before. First of all they are blind, and yet they somehow find a way to follow and cry out for Jesus, even all the way into someone else’s home.
Could Jesus have turned around at any point between the two homes and said, “OK, OK, OK… Enough. You’re healed. Go home!” Of course he could have, and they would’ve had the same result. But Jesus took the opportunity to see if the two blind men really had faith, if they really believed he could do it. And once they had proven that, Christ simply touched their eyes and said, “Become what you believe.” They had true faith that he could cure their blindness, and because of that they could see.
God, when it comes to my wants, prayers and needs, give me the same faith, patience and determination as these two blind men. I believe, Lord. Help me to become that.