Sunday 7th April Blind Bartimaeus
Mark 10:46-52 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him” Reflect: This Peace and Wholeness Sunday service offers a simple question; the same asked to Bartimaeus by Jesus. Have you ever been in a conversation where someone is talking away and taking the longest route to get to their point? Have you ever been tempted in those moments to ask “what do you actually want?” I sometimes wonder if God thinks the same of us. Early in this same chapter of Mark Jesus had spent a little time talking and blessing some children. Perhaps on the same day that Jesus healed Bartimaeus he said “anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it”. I’m not going to claim that the Christian faith is always simple. Or that walking with God is straight forward. But there is a beautiful truth in prayer, faith, acceptance and grace. These really are a matter of telling Jesus what we want and need. Respond: Maybe in this week or in this service, we could take time to tell God what we want and need. This can be so simple. Prayer is supposed to be like talking to our father. Always leave time to listen too, its supposed to be a conversation not a list of demands. At the centre of our worship and prayer times please remember Jesus wants to heal. He is ready to listen, ready to move and ready bring miracles in your life.