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Is Jesus Really Interested In Me? by Pastor Jim Rendle
November 11, 2015

When we read Luke 18:35 to Luke 19:10 we gain a glimpse into how much Jesus cares.

Jesus is interested in a Blind Beggar Bartimaeus.  Note the following:

The Persistence of Bartimaeus (named in Mark)  He sought MERCY.  Psalm 51:1, Ephesians 2:4, 1 Timothy 1:13,16.  This was his last opportunity to be healed.  Evidently he knew about Jesus and called him by His Messianic title – Son of David. Notice the cry in Luke 18:39 is different than the cry in verse 38.  It was almost like a scream of desperation.  Bartimaeus is appearing to say “Why Not Me?”   For other blind were healed by Jesus see Matthew 9:27-30;12:22; 21:14; Mark 8:22-25; Luke 7:21; John 9:6-7.

The Reaction Of The Crowd  Jesus was too busy to take time for such unsavoury individuals.  We often look down on others who are created in God’s image.  Not so for Jesus.

The Concern Of Jesus  He is interested in sinners and the disenfranchised.  Luke 15:1-2.  Matthew mentions that Jesus touched Bartimaeus, and he saw.  Then, he followed.  John 8:12; 12:26; 21:22.

The Lord brings a change in spiritual eyesight and understanding.  Jesus cures spiritual blindness in John Chapter 9.  A man that Jesus had healed of blindness was asked who he thought Jesus was, and declared Him a prophet.  The Pharisees threw him out.

35 Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”

36 “Who is he, sir?” the man asked. “Tell me so that I may believe in him.”

37 Jesus said, “You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you.”

38 Then the man said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped Him.

My prayer is that you would come to know and understand that Jesus is interested in you, and that you would come to believe in Him too.

Just remember these words from the video below... "when the days are weary, the long nights dreary, I know My Saviour cares"!




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