Luke 18:35-43 As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind beggar was sitting beside the road. When he heard the noise of a crowd going past, he asked what was happening. They told him that Jesus the Nazarene was going by. So he began shouting, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” “Be quiet!” the people in front yelled at him. But he only shouted louder, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” When Jesus heard him, he stopped and ordered that the man be brought to him. As the man came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord,” he said, “I want to see!” And Jesus said, “All right, receive your sight! Your faith has healed you.” Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus, praising God. And all who saw it praised God, too.
Hope: joyful anticipation of good
Isaiah 49:23 Those who hope in me will not be disappointed.
James 4:8 Come close to God, and God will come close to you.
Matthew 5:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“One of faiths greatest demonstrations is desperation!”
3. The intervention:
Jesus wants interaction!
“What do you want me to do for you!?”
Matthew 13:33 “The Kingdom of Heaven is like the yeast a woman used in making bread. Even though she put only a little yeast in three measures of flour, it permeated every part of the dough.”