Matthew 9:27 And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed him, crying aloud, "Have mercy on us, Son of David." 28 When he entered the house, the blind men came to him, and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to him, "Yes, Lord." 29 Then he touched their
eyes, saying, "According to your faith be it done to you." 30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, "See that no one knows about it." 31 But they went away and spread his fame through all that district.
Please notice the two blind men. What were they doing? They were following Jesus and loudly making their need known to Jesus. They were asking for mercy. What is mercy? Mercy is to be greatly concerned about someone in need. The blind men were probably saying, "Jesus we are blind and want you to be so concerned about our blindness that you use your power to make us see."
What was Jesus' response? He asked the men if they believed or had faith that He could make them see. They responded that they had faith He could make them see. Jesus touched their eyes and said, "According to your faith be it done to you." The blind men could see. Jesus had mercy upon them. Jesus was sent by His Father to heal the blind, do miracles and free people from demonic control (Luke 4:18-19). We ask the question, "Why doesn't Jesus heal the blind and do miracles today?" It could be because of our little faith (read Matthew 17:14-21). It could be because He desires to do something greater as He is doing with my son who has Cystic Fibrosis and is reaching many people for Christ. It could be that people with the gifts of healing and miracles have not been given to us in great numbers by the superior wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 12:11). He has chosen to give us many doctors to aid our healing.
Why did Jesus sternly warn the blind men not to tell anyone? Jesus came to preach in many towns and did not want to be hindered by crowds of people from going to the other towns (read Mark 1:35-39).
What is the Lord saying to us through this passage of Scripture? If we have a need we are to bring it to Jesus knowing Jesus cares about our need. We need to believe that Jesus will help us. Since Jesus ascended back to the throne of God, we come to Jesus by means of prayer. Hebrews 4:16 "Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to
help in time of need." Whatever we ask according to His will, we know we have what we asked if we ask in faith (1 John 5:14-15; James 1:6). A prayer that is according to Jesus will is recorded in Mark 1:24 "I believe; help my unbelief!" We know what God's will is by reading the Word of God. It is God's will to help us in our time of need. Whatever your need, go to God in prayer. He will have mercy on you and give grace (His resources) to help you in your time of need - that is what Hebrews 4:16 tells us. What is your need now? Ask God for help. Look for God's help. It is coming!