Imagine yourself in a crowd, and you get a glimpse of a man rumored to cure and to heal. Upon seeing him, your heart leaps with joy and leaps with the resounding inner assurance that this is the Messiah. This is the person capable of saving you and healing you from your innermost struggle. With your entire being and in hopeful determination you shout out, “Jesus, have pity on me!”
Jesus, hearing your voice, turns and notices you. He asks some of his disciples to bring you close to him. With the help of others, you stand before him. Jesus looks right at you and asks, “What do you want me to do for you?” From deep within, the deepest desires of your heart arise.
With complete honesty, I invite you to sit with Jesus and share your reply. Then pause, and with the faith of the blind man on the road to Jericho, listen to Jesus’ words for you.
—Becky Eldredge is a spiritual director, writer, retreat facilitator and mom of three.