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One blind beggar

July 26, 2017

The blind man’s suffering surely seemed longer than his lifetime, for life without sight stretched his every minute to an hour, every hour to a day, even every day to eternal darkness! As he sat by the wayside begging, resigned to his fate, it must’ve been that word of a Jesus who healed the sick, raised the dead and calmed the storm touched his ears. Finally after all the wait, one day, that same Jesus was crossing right by his road! As the crowds milled, pushing past the blind beggar, following after Jesus the Galilean wonderworker, the determined beggar bellowed above the noisy crowds, ‘Jesus, Son of David – that means Messiah- have mercy upon me.’ Now, for the crowds, this blind fool was just one among many other blind sinners (quite likely punished either for his own sin or the sin of his fathers), and now a noisy interruption in their rare euphoria, but for the blind man it was the opportunity of a lifetime. It was now or never. The one moment to redeem all he lost! So he shut the crowd’s merciless hushes down by an act of will (surely even out of fretful desperation, lest they drown his cries for help!) and shouted all the louder, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy upon me!” His cries reached Jesus’s ears, Jesus stopped and had the beggar sent for.

I don’t need to narrate the rest, for you know what followed.

Only one chance, his first chance, even his last chance, the chance of a lifetime, but he successfully grabbed it! One blind beggar.

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