(Luke 18:39-43) The crowds ahead of Jesus tried to hush the blind beggar, but he only shouted louder, Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me! Jesus asked the man, What do you want me to do for you? Lord, he pleaded, I want to see! Jesus said, All right, you can see! Your faith has healed you. Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus, praising God. And all who saw it praised God, too. ......
Is that the greatest cry of your heart? I want to SEE!! Our blindness to His Love, to the tragedy of selfishness and sin, and to our need for union with Gods People leads to so many unnecessary falls and wounds. Lord, I want to SEE!! I want to SEE everything just as YOU do. I dont want to be blind to Life and Love and Truth anymore. I dont CARE what the crowds think. Im going to shout at the top of my lungs to You until You hear my cry. I WANT TO SEE! Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me, I beg you. And Your MIRACLE in my life will capture my heart and demonstrate Your Love and wonders to all who know me!
I have read through this many times over the years and still it touches my heart so much. I so want this to be my prayer. LORD JESUS have mercy on me! I do want to see, I want to see everything YOU have for me. I want to see YOUR truth and know YOUR heart. I want to live every day, moment by moment just as YOU plan for me. I want to follow hard after YOU and never turn away. LORD JESUS have mercy on me and daily draw me closer to YOU, keep me closer to YOU and help me die to all that is of the flesh!! LORD JESUS have mercy on me and help me see the sin in my life that would keep me from YOU!! AMEN!