The Blind Have Sight


Blindness can be physical, emotional, or simply being unable or unwilling to see what is going on around you. Do you ever get so comfortable in your little part of the world or your routine that you fail to see the needs around you? You may have a neighbor who is hurting or a friend struggling with an issue, but you are too comfortable to notice them. Or maybe you do notice but are reluctant to get involved because you feel inadequate or are too busy.

  • Where might you be blind to what God is doing right in front of you?


35 As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. 36 And hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what this meant. 37 They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”38 And he cried out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 39 And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 40 And Jesus stopped and commanded him to be brought to him. And when he came near, he asked him, 41 “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me recover my sight.”42 And Jesus said to him, “Recover your sight; your faith has made you well.” 43 And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.

English Standard Version, copyright 2001 by Crossway Bibles. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


  1. Where was the blind man? How did he find out what was happening?
  2. Whom did he call out to? “Son of David” was a messianic title that expressed faith in Jesus as Israel’s Messiah. What was the blind man asking the Son of David to do for him?
  3. The passage says that “he cried out all the more” and did not stop. What was Jesus’ response to the man when he was brought before him?
  4. What did Jesus say made the blind man well? What was the evidence of his faith?
  5. What would your response be if you received a miraculous healing from God?


A blind man, unable to help himself, recognized and acknowledged that Jesus, the Son of David, could have mercy on him and provide healing. Though blind, he had “eyes to see” who Jesus really was. Yet all those around him, though able to see, were blind to the reality that Jesus was the promised Messiah right there in their midst.

  • Search your heart to see if you have been blind to the work of God around you and then give thanks for what you see God doing today.
  • Ask God to give you eyes to see him in and around your life.