The story of Bartimaeus is one that begins in tragedy and ends in new life and hope. He was a blind beggar without hope. But as he heard that Jesus was passing by, he called out to Him and Jesus answered. Jesus said, “Go. Your faith has healed you.” In Blind Bartimaeus, DiCianni vividly depicts Bartimaeus’ hollow eyes and at the same time, his unashamed and wild excitement as he is healed. Bartimaeus gained more than his eyesight that day, he saw the Truth. Mark 10:46-52
For some reason when I think of this scene, I don’t correlate it with physical healing. That is what happened of course, but the symbolism seems too overwhelming. Christ opened the eyes of the blind. He still does. Like what 2 Corinthians 3:16 says, “Whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.” I have heard people exclaim after giving their hearts to the Lord, “So this is what you were talking about...!” Christ gave them sight!
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