Scripture Reading: Mar 10:50 -52
And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus. And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.
Reflections: The blind man Bartimaeus sat by the road side begging. The sound of the moving crowd caught his attention. He understood that it was Jesus passing by. He cried out very loudly to Him for healing. Jesus then asked him to come over. Filled with joy, Bartimaeus rose up to run towards Jesus. In the process, he took off the outer cloak he was wearing and threw it away. Traditionally his cloak served as his identity as a blind man. By throwing it away, he was going to miss the normal guidance /assistance people would have given to him as a blind person. This implied that supposing he was not healed, it was going to be difficult for him to find his way back. The rational thing he should have done therefore was to have approached Jesus in his cloak to serve as a PLAN B. By this, if his expectation for healing fails, he will at least find the needed sympathy and help to get back. As he stood before Jesus without that Plan B, Jesus marveled and healed him straight away. The absence of a Plan B therefore speaks of absolute faith. This is what activates miracles. Esther moved in the same spirit to attract favor from the king at a time when it seemed impossible for this to happen (Esther 4:16). God certainly moves when you approach him without a Plan B. No plan B!
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to move in absolute faith abandoning any Plan B as I believe you for miracles.
Confession: I move with absolute faith in God. I don’t approach Him with Plan B’s!