Bartimaeus, meaning the son of Timaeus, was a blind man living in Jericho. He was healed by Jesus Christ, who was about to leave the city.
The story is found in Mark 10:46-52. A similar story can be found in Matthew 10:29-34 and Luke 18:35-43.
It’s quite interesting that Mark mentioned the name of the blind man in his writing. Usually, the Gospel writers don’t include the name of the people that Christ has healed. This only shows us how dramatic and impactful the healing was.
The story started when Jesus and His disciples were about to leave Jericho. A large crowd followed them. Bartimaeus was sitting by the road begging.
When Bartimaeus heard the commotion, he knew that Christ was near. So, he shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
The problem was that the people around him were asking him to be quiet. This didn’t stop him. Bartimaeus shouted even more.
That’s when Jesus (Yahshua) called him to come near.
Bartimaeus then rose up and came near to the Light of the world. That was when He presented his request.
Jesus then healed him.
Jesus said that it was his faith that made him well.
On that day, Bartimaeus didn’t simply receive his sight, but also he just experienced the miraculous and supernatural power of God.
The story of Bartimaeus teaches us a lot about how God uses our struggles in life to help us learn valuable lessons.
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