Following these twin miracles, we have an instance of Jesus healing two blind men.  This incident is very similar to the more famous story of Bartimaeus and his companion.  In fact, the blind men even ascribe to Jesus the same Name as Bartimaeus gave Him, “Son of David.”  This is very noteworthy because it shows that they confessed Him to be the Messiah.  It was very well known by the Jews, through the prophecies of the sacred Scriptures, that Christ would come of David’s lineage.  That they so boldly proclaimed Him to be the Son of David, and confessed their faith in His ability to open their blind eyes, shows that they believed that Jesus was the Christ.  Jesus called them to Him in the house, and asked if they thought Him able to do this great thing.  The heart of every sinner who is brought to Christ must be brought to confess that He, and He alone, is able to help them.  These two blind fellows, having already acknowledged Him as the Messiah, were happy to confess His ability to restore their vision.  This the Lord Jesus graciously did, for He is always willing to bestow grace upon those who humbly seek His favor.  This has been, and ever will be, the case for sinners who seek Him out, crying for deliverance from their bondage, and confessing faith in His ability to heal them.

Christ adjured them not to tell any man the story, which demonstrates that He did not come to win popular acclaim.  Unlike His enemies, He did not trumpet His good works in the streets, but desired to keep His name as anonymous as was possible.  But these men, not to their credit, neglected the Lord’s command, and spread the story abroad.  Though in most cases it would seem right to trumpet the healing mercies of Christ to a listening world, in this case silence should have been observed for no other reason than that Christ had commanded it.

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