“What do you want me to do for you?” – Matthew 21:32 (Matthew 21:29-34)
On tha Son’s way up from Jericho ter Jerusalem, two blind men whar sitting by tha road.
When they heard tha Son was passing by, they shouted, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” Tha crowd told ’em ter hush up, but they shouted all tha louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”
Jesus stopped, turn towards ’em and said, “What do you want me to do for you?”
“Lord,” they replied, “we want our sight.’
Right off tha Son had compassion on ’em and touched thar eyes. Immediately they received thar sight and followed tha Son. Think on this a wee little bit:
Two fellers hung out ter gether. Ah feller by himself might get attacked, but ah pair stands ah better chance of beating off robbers and such. When it comes ter suffering, it helps ter have friends near by.
Thar ears whar open and listening. This be tha right attitude fer getting ah healing. Tha Son said them who ‘ave ears ‘ought ter open ’em and be alert at all times.
Soon as tha pair learned it whar tha Son passing by, hope swelled in thar hearts. No doubt they knew ’bout tha Son and all he done. They believed tha tales told by others of his healing, tha provision he supplied ter ’em in need.
Doth ya believe in tha Son’s power? Or doth ya simply know of tha Son. If ya believe, ya ‘ill ‘ave hope. If you simply know of tha Son, yer spirit ‘ill argue agin healing, claiming such ah miracle not be possible. We must see with our heart’s eyes what our head’s eyes kin not perceive. Faith be tha thing hoped fer, tha thing not yet seen, and yet which we know ter be true.
Will ya believe in tha Son? That be tha question be fer ya while ya seek ter be cured of tha affliction, addiction, illness, or infirmity from which ya suffer.
Nay sayers ordered tha fellers to pipe down, ter stop yapping, but they kept at it.
Doubters and malcontents ‘ill seek ter rob ya of hope, healing, and help from tha Son. Should ya find yerself among such rabble, escape if ya kin, fer they ‘ill only bring ya down ter thar sorry state. If ya be amidst some who claim ter be believers and they be preaching ah message of doubt, gloom, and denying tha power, words, promises, and commands of tha Son and Skipper, high tail it up tha road. Many ah feller or lass suffers from tha sorry sermons of them filled with doubts.
Twice tha pair asked fer mercy. This be key ter healing. We all be reprobates and rascals in need of fergiveness and mercy from tha Son. Not ah one of us be entitled ter anything but tha lash. In humility and trembling, in reverence and fear, ask tha Son fer mercy. Beg fer it. Then expect it. Tha Son be a lord of love. He ‘ill always respond with kindness and compassion ter them who believe.
“What do you want me to do for you?”
This always be tha question put ter us by tha Son. “What do you want?”
If ya don’ know, dive deep in ter yer heart. Plumb tha depths of yer soul. Don’ settle. Ask yer self what ya really want. Then tell tha Son. He kin do all things, fer through him all things whar made. Not a thing exist that whar not made by him (John 1:3).
Name it, but don’ claim it. Let tha Son ‘ave his way with ya. This be ah conversation between tha two of ya. Allow him time ter respond and probe, while ya ponder.
Ter see, that be what tha chaps wanted. O that we might wish ter see tha Son, as well. What a glorious thing it would be if we could see him in all his power and radiance. Ah healing of soul and body ‘ill bring such insight.
Tell tha Son plain what ya want. Then wait fer his touch. Anticipate his hands reaching down, taking hold of ya, massaging tha place of affliction, injury. Feel his gentle stroke. Receive his kindness with gratitude.
Expect immediate healing, fer immediately they received thar sight. Not later that day. Not tha next day, week, month, year, years later. Right then.
Ter expect anything less is ter allow doubt ter take root and as ya well know, faith can not abide with doubt. Ya must pick: faith or doubt.
This be tha story of tha two blind chaps on tha road up from Jericho.
This kin be yer story as well, if only ya ‘ill believe in tha healing power of the Son.
Question be, will ya?