606 (that is hilarious God, the number of this post is “coincidentally 606 – I was born at 6:06 AM – so cool”
Cheer Up! 25Oct
Yay – it’s my birthday!
“Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:19-20
I’m reading ahead to this week’s Sunday scripture from Mark 10 about Bartimaeus, the phrase “Cheer up” struck me as the most important lesson today – fittingly it is verse 49, and I am 49 years full of life today!
49 Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.”
Wow – Wouldn’t that be awesome if the crowd around us said to us, every day: “Cheer up, on your feet! Jesus is calling you!!!”
Ain’t that the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the spirit and the truth??!! Jesus is calling you!!!
Amen to that – Jesus is calling and knocking on your door and ears! Your faith is what is growing in you and lifting up your life! Jesus is just waiting for you to jump up and realize it!
The blind man jumped up, gave up everything he had, which was only his cloak, he jumped up to find Jesus had already been calling him! He believed before he was called, he was healed because he believed.
What if we also called to our blind brothers and sisters, who can see the world but cannot see or feel Jesus’s call?… What if we called to the world every day and said “Cheer up”!!! “God’s grace of forgiveness is already here if you hear!” YOU HAVE A PLACE IN HEAVEN! You are healed eternally, feel the joy of Jesus now!
We can try to remember and remind others that Jesus is calling to us to wake us up to the fact that our lives are temporary in blindness – and if we see, it is because we see because of our FAITH – He wants us all to see our place in eternal love!
Do you hear the call? We have to believe in that call! We really have to listen. When Jesus is calling every blind one, He is calling us too! We must believe in Him!
Let those who have ears hear!
Let the blind see!
Let the Light of the World lead!
Let God know we are on our way HOME!
CHEER UP! JUMP UP!
JESUS IS CALLING!
THANKS BE TO GOD!
Mark 10:46-52 (NIV)
46 Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
48 Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
49 Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”
So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” 50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.
51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him.
The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”
52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.