27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” 28 When He entered the house, the blind men came up to Him, and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” 29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, “It shall be done to you according to your faith.” 30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them: “See that no one knows about this!” 31 But they went out and spread the news about Him throughout all that land.
Again we see people healed because of their faith. Our biggest stumbling block is our answer to Jesus’ question: do we believe that He is able to do it? If we read the bible and believe what it says, it becomes almost compulsory to say “yes,” but do we truly believe it in our heart? Do we really believe that Jesus can and will heal our ailments?
I personally have seen blind people healed as a result of their faith. It truly is an unbelievable sight to see (pun intended). It’s ironic how people easily receive healing because of their faith and those praying over them even doubt the miracle. “Are you sure you can see?” Jesus’ power is awesome and we can experience it fully if we only believe that He is able to do it. Notice how Jesus commands their healing, “It shall be done according to your faith.” Our beliefs are the core of our being; they are what dictate our lives every day. If we believe in Jesus’ healing we will receive it. If we don’t, then it shall be done according to our faith.
So why didn’t He want the men telling anyone? The Jews wanted Him to be a political savior, but His purpose was far beyond that. His mission was more eternal and less physical. The Jews could not see that at this point until He gained more followers that listened to and understood His teachings. We can understand why the men didn’t listen to what Jesus instructed, after all they were just healed of blindness! News of Jesus spread quickly, but unfortunately many people had the wrong idea. This continues to be our problem today.
We have the wrong idea of Jesus in that we think He is just a ticket to paradise when we die. We don’t recognize the power of His name in our lives today. We want things to be done our way instead of conforming to God’s way of doing things. Jesus’ ministry motto was, “repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand.” That message has been echoing throughout time since but only some of us have been listening to it. Jesus brought God’s Kingdom to us here on earth so we could enjoy it here and now. His way of life supersedes anything we could imagine: hence the healing of the blind men. Yet we don’t get it. We continue living the way we want instead of the way He designed and then we get upset with God when things don’t go the way we think they should. It’s because we refuse to conform to His Kingdom and instead prefer to continue trying to establish our own on earth.
Are you living the way God designed you to live? Are you seeking first God’s Kingdom? Your life reflects your faith; what kind of life are you living?