The Day The Sun Stood Still
that man by whom the walls of
What a wonderful,
amazing picture is here drawn by the pen of inspiration! Here is the omnipotent
God stopped in his tracks, held fast by the cry of two needy souls seeking his
mercy. He was on his way to
Faith is frequently found where it is least expected. Multitudes followed the Lord Jesus as he walked along and taught the people - Some for loaves and some for love - Some for greed and some for grace - Some out of curiosity and some out of conviction. But there were very few in the crowd who believed on Christ. Many who saw his mighty miracles did not believe on him. But these two blind men never saw any of the Lord’s miracles. They knew of him only by the hear-say testimony of others. Yet, “when they heard” they believed.
If we hope for mercy, we must avail ourselves of every means of good to our souls. When they heard that “Jesus passed by,” these two men were found “sitting in the way.” They said to themselves, “He who healed the blind man on the other side of town is going to be passing by here. He may never pass this way again. If we are to be healed, it must be now. Let’s sit down `in the way.’ Perhaps he will heal us too!” If you care for your soul, do not despise God’s appointed means of grace (Rom. ; II Tim. ). Put yourself “in the way” of blessing, in the place where mercy is most likely to be found (Matt. ; Heb. ). And seek the Lord in earnest prayer (Jer. 29:12-13).
How compassionate the Son of God is to needy sinners! “Jesus passed by.” He visited these men in prevenient grace, giving them blindness, so that in “the time of love” they would be found “in the way” as he passed by in saving mercy - Blessed blindness! When he heard their prayer, “Jesus stood still!” He called them to himself. And he touched them! What condescending grace. “Immediately their eyes received sight and they followed him.” Faith always obtains mercy. It never goes away from Jesus Christ empty-handed!