They couldn't see with their eyes, yet they saw how important it was that they get their request made known to Jesus! Upon yelling out for Jesus to have mercy on them, the two blind men who were sitting beside the road were told to "be quiet!" by the crowd. They refused the pressure of their peers, instead, yelled even louder and more ardently than before. "JESUS, have mercy on us!" Jesus heard them and found them!... The text says he had compassion and healed them instantly! I wonder how many of us have cried out to the Lord for help, and then became discouraged and quit crying out for one reason or another? What I love about this account of Matthew 20 verses 29-34 is the tenacity of these two blind men. They wouldn't be silenced, they were going to find Jesus, despite their blindness. The truth is...I was blinded by my own selfish ambition and destructive habits. Just like those blind men who cried out, I also cried out in my own state of darkness. He opened my eyes to see, just like he did for those blind men on that road. I am forever grateful. Thank you again.
Randy Young - Host of Quiet Moments