Jesus Stories

The Blind Man

Bartimaeus was blind.

He lived in Jericho.

He sat by the side of the street and begged for money.

One day he heard that Jesus was coming to Jericho

Bartimaeus heard that Jesus had healed people.

Bartimaeus could hear all the people moving about and asked why.

"Jesus, is here!", someone said

It suddenly occurred to him to ask Jesus for healing.

"Jesus have mercy on me!" he shouted.

The people told him to be quiet.

He wouldn't be quiet.

He shouted even louder.

"Jesus, have mercy on me!"

Jesus stopped and told the people to have Bartimaeus come to him.

He was so excited.

Yes, Jesus would see him.

"What is it you want me to do for you?" asked Jesus

"Lord, let me receive my sight!" said Bartimaeus

Jesus said to him,
"Because you believe that I can do this for you, you shall see."

Bartimaeus could see!

He hadn't been able to see before.

The first thing he saw in his whole life was Jesus.

Isn't that amazing?

What do you think?

Did you think that Jesus would heal him?

Did you think he would ask Jesus?

Did you think that Jesus would heal him just because he believed?

Write to me and tell me what you think, BUT ask your parents first.

Let's Pray:
Dear God,
Thank you for sending Jesus for us.
Thank you for giving me my sight.
Thank you for the beautiful things I can see around me.
Please help me to faith in you as Bartimaeus did.
This I ask through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

Can you think of a better prayer?

This story can be found in 
Mark 10:46-52
Luke 18:35-43

Write to me, please

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