Friday, January 22, 2010

They Can't Hold It In!

Matthew 9:27-31
When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, “Son of David, have mercy on us!”
And when He had come into 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.”
Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.” And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, saying, “See that no one knows it. ”
But when they had departed, they spread the news about Him in all that country.

So, Jesus healed two blind men. They were healed because they had faith in Jesus, because they knew he could do it. But then Jesus said, 'Don't tell anyone'.

Why would Jesus do that? He was extremely humble, we know that. He might have not wanted others to bug Him about healing them, too (which I doubt). No matter what the reason, the blind men ignored Him.

So why did they ignore Him? They seemed like good men before: they had faith in Jesus and they were really polite to Him. So why did they do the opposite of what Jesus told them?

My theory, (and I could definitely be wrong) is that they were so happy and full of Jesus that they couldn't hold it in anymore. They were so excited about what God had done for them they had to share it with the world, even when Jesus told them not to.

We are also supposed to be so on fire for God, we just shine His love, and tell others about the great things He did for us.

In His Service,


Joyce said...

Question a: Why do you think Jesus didn't want the blind men to tell everyone what He had done? Just before that, He had brought a girl back to life and everybody knew about that.

Question b: Why did the blind men tell, do you think?

Anonymous said...

The two men addressed Jesus as the "Son of David". Being known like that would make Jesus more of a political figure like a human king or such, when really, he was the Son of God and his works were not done because of anything human, but by the living spirit in him. He did not want his works credited as something that any mere mortal being could accomplish. Ultimately, as we know, that is not why Jesus was walking among humans anyway. He was there for a greater purpose, our redemption and life everlasting.

Anonymous said...

The blind men simply could not help themselves. They had to tell. Actually, what a great way to witness when you have a miracle to show as the result of your faith in the Lord.