Not Just A Bible Character ‘Bartimaeus’

Most of us these days have little to complain about, but poor old Bartimaeus not only was blind, but he was also a beggar.

Bartimaeus had needs, He had lost his sight. Bartimaeus case was more pitiful than that, because as some think his name indicated, the blind son of a blind father.

Bartimaeus sat by the road into the city, where a lot of people would pass. This was because He was also a beggar. Batimaeus didn’t have much going for him, but he did have a determination about him.

It was good that he was still able to hear, for in all probability, upon hearing the noise and clamor of the people following Jesus, his curiosity led him to inquire the cause of the commotion.

Bartimaeus as soon as he heard the commotion in the crowd following Jesus, he began to cry out. He must have heard the stories about Jesus, and believed that Jesus was able and willing to restore his sight.

The evidence of his belief, comes in his cry “Jesus Thou Son of David”. This gives evidence that he believed Jesus to be The Messiah, who was to come to the world, unto whom the Lord God was to give the throne of His David and whose kingdom there was to be no end.

This prophecy was foretold in Isaiah Chapter 35 verse 5:

“Then the eyes of the blind will be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped”.

Bartimaeus cries out of the needs in his heart, “Jesus, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me”.

In response to Bartimaeus faith and knowing the scripture, Jesus heard, Jesus responded, and Jesus heals him.

Not much is said about Bartimaeus, but what was said we can find in Mark 10 versev46 to 52. Batimaeus son of Timaeus who called out to Jesus as He left Jericho on His final journey to Jerusalem, Jesus healed a blind man.

Batimaeus had Faith and he recognized The Messiah, thus we include him as a person of faith, Hope for us all, Faith of an ordinary person.

God Bless.

O F J.

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