Matthew 20:29-34 NIV
As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” Jesus stopped and called them. “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. “Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.” Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him.
Two blind men cry out to Jesus, 'Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!' They cry out twice. The second time, even more loudly, after being told to be quiet. Jesus asks them an apparently strange question. He asks two blind men what do they want from him. You would think it would be obvious. Yet, their cry was for mercy. What would Jesus have done if they had asked for forgiveness, I wonder? You see, Jesus's power and authority to forgive sins is a greater power and authority than is his ability to heal and to return sight. How would we respond were Jesus to ask us, 'What do you want me to do for you?' Jesus, in his compassion, touched the men's eyes and they received their sight. Jesus is always full of compassion. He is always ready to meet our deepest need.
What would I have you do for me this day, Lord. Simply be with me. Amen.