Jesus and Bartimaeus

By: John Reiter

Posted: February 16, 2022

Category: Daily Devotional

Mark 10:46-52

They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stood still and said, “Call him here.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart; get up, he is calling you.” So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. Then Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man said to him, “My teacher, let me see again.” Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.

  • Who/What are the voices that try to keep you quiet, from calling out to Jesus?
  • How would you have responded to Jesus’ healing?
  • If Jesus asked you, “What do you want me to do for you?” what would you say?


Loving God, You hear our cry and call us into healing and an abundant life full of love. Embolden us to the have the courage to call out Your name and to seek Your life-changing presence and power. May we too run to You with hearts full of faith and confidence knowing that everything is possible with You. Amen.