Words by our Priest-in-Charge:
Rabbi, I Want To See
“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” Mark 10:51
Sometimes presenting our problems and needs to the Lord in prayers, no matter how obvious they may be, do not necessarily receive an affirmative response from Him. Just as in the case of the blind man in Mark 10. He obviously knew who Jesus is and called out to Him “shamelessly” even the crowd around him was not very encouraging. Yet, Jesus responded to Him by calling him and attended to him. It would seem obvious when a blind man calling out, he wanted to see. But Jesus appeared not wanting to be presumptuous. Why?
Knowing our situation and acknowledging our needs is the first step towards having them met by Jesus. Many today are unaware or “blinded” to their real needs and issues in life. Healing could not come to a person who believes that he has no need of Jesus. After having recognize the issues, a person needs to realize that Jesus could actually heal. That He is powerful to deliver and bring about change as he needs it.
The next step is crucial. A person needs to know that Jesus loves him so much that He would be willing to heal and meet his needs. The test therefore, is in the asking. Sometimes the problem seems so humanly impossible and we dare not ask. Other times is we when feel that what we ask for is too much or too “selfish”.We way we approach God in prayers would reveal the kind of heart attitude we carry. Do we sometimes just cry out to the Lord and tell Him the predicament, pain and trouble we are in? Or do we sometimes pray a very modest prayer that dare not ask too much? Jesus taught us to approach God as our Father who knows how to give the best to us. Therefore, let us ask specifically and boldly, declaring our needs and our trust in His unfailing love for us. Just like the blind man, who dare to ask persistently for the humanly impossible! For we have a Father who loves us so much, that He did not even spare His Jesus for us. How much more will He not give us the very best!