Bible Study of Matthew 20:29-34
Jesus heals. There is no doubt that He performed many miracles such as the case of the Roman centurion – just to name one.
But, there is more to this story than just the healing of two blind beggars – much more.
Jesus was a healer of physical impairments but, more importantly, He healed the souls of those who followed him.
The healing of the blind beggar brings a lesson that’s more than meets the eye. When Jesus opened the eyes of the two men, their sight was restored but they received much, much more.
“I Once Was Blind, But Now I See” – Miracle of the Blind Beggar
“They said to Him, “Lord, we want our eyes to be opened.”
Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes; and immediately they regained their sight and followed Him.” – Matthew 20:33-34 NASB
The Greatest Miracle?
One important factor in this simple, two sentence Scripture reading is that Jesus was facing imminent death on the cross in Jerusalem. But, that didn’t stop Him from having compassion for the blind men.
The miracle of healing the beggars is but a pittance when compared to the miracle of dying for our sins.
The passage is short but summarizes much of why Christ came to earth. Once healed, the beggars’ eyes were opened and they followed Jesus.
Not only did He cure their physical disability but He helped them to see the truth that He was the “Son of David” who they knew as the Messiah.
The religious leaders could not see through the miracles and remained “blind” to the truth which Jesus desperately tried to show them.
They were so concerned with the law that they missed the joy of following the Christ.
Making a Choice
We are offered the same opportunity to see Jesus for who He really is – our Lord and Savior.
He offers us “healing” of our souls and all we have to give Him is our belief that He died for us, rose on the third day and saved us from sin, just as it says in John 3:16.
Just like my favorite hymn (Amazing Grace) says; “I once was blind, but now I see”.
Thank you Lord for saving me. Amen
Love in Christ
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