Mark 10:46-50

46 Now they (Jesus and His Disciples) came to Jericho. As He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great multitude, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the road begging.

47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

48 Then many warned him to be quiet; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”

49 So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called. Then they called the blind man, saying to him, “Be of good cheer. Rise, He is calling you.”

50 And throwing aside his garment, he rose and came to Jesus.


First: Bartimeaus heard that Jesus was passing by.

Second: He began to cry out to Jesus from where he was.

Third: His friends told him to ‘shut up.’

Forth: Bartimeus hollered all the louder!

Fifth: He didn’t ask to be healed—he asked for mercy.

Sixth: He knew who Jesus was—the promised Messiah, the Son of David.

Seventh: Jesus called. Bartimeus came.

Eighth: Bartimeus responded to Jesus call immediately! (Even though he was blind and there were crowds blocking his way.)

Ninth: Bartimeus told Jesus exactly what he wanted from Him.

Tenth: He got what he asked for!

It is said that there are only three answers to prayer. Yes, no or wait.

No matter what the time-frame between asking and receiving, when we pray in Jesus name, our prayers are ALWAYS answered! But make no mistake. Jesus is not Santa Claus. Or a mystical guru with amazing powers.

Jesus is Lord!

His answer is always perfect. Even though it might not be exactly what we expected.

Often it will be exceedingly, abundantly above all that we ask or think!