(MONDAY 27TH AUGUST,2018)
TOPIC: WHILE ITS LAST !
TEXT: MARK 10:46-52
KEY VERSE: “And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee” (MARK 10:49).
Many people miss great opportunities because they are not careful enough to notice it or they undermine such opportunities, thinking another time would come. Blind Bartimaeus was not a person who would allow a great opportunity to slip out of his hand.
Bartimaeus was by the roadside begging when he heard the movement of crowd. He heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth passing by. He began to cry unto Him to have mercy on him. Though the crowd tried to shout him down, he cried the more and Jesus heard him. His cry made Jesus stand still and commanded him to be called. Immediately, he threw off all disturbing things around him and ran to Jesus. Jesus asked what he wanted Him to do for him. Immediately he shouted: “That I might receive my sight”. He was made whole instantly!
Whosoever Jesus called by His grace should be of good comfort. Such should be rest assured that it was the love of God that made them to be chosen and see themselves as being predestinated of God’s redemptive plan for the world. Moreso, there is the great opportunity of having eternal life with God at the end of this present world.
We should not be satisfied with having ephemeral things such as healing, riches, wealth, education or worldly possessions which cannot take us beyond the Pearly Gate. Our satisfaction should hinge on the fact that we have eternal abode with Him on the last day. Today may be your last opportunity. If blind Bartimaeus could interpret the tide at his time and grab such opportunity, why won’t you?
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Opportunities do not last forever. Grab them while you can.
COVER to COVER: EZEKIEL 1-4
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