A lifetime of being rejected. A lifetime of being ridiculed, spit upon, begging to eek out an existence. The physically disabled in this society was thought to be cursed by God. So they were treated as if they were the dregs of the earth. Literally for fun, they would put obstacles in the path of the blind to watch them fall.

On this day when two blind men heard Jesus was coming, they began to cry out for Him. Those around them tried to silenced them. How dare the cursed call out to God. How dare the someone like these expect anything from God?

But Jesus hears. He stops and gives them an audience. I wonder if when Jesus looked at them if in an instant he saw a lifetime of pain, a lifetime of rejection and ridicule. In that moment Jesus is moved by compassion, moved by love. Their suffering ended in that moment. A lifetime of being considered a curse ceased. Life was restored. Hope took up residence. They were made new.

No matter what you may have done in the past. No matter how unfairly you may have been treated previously, no matter how impossible your life may have been, Jesus is just one call away. He longs to give you an audience. He sees your pain, your hurts, your past. He longs to show compassion towards you. He longs to heal your heart, set you free from rejection, pain, hurt. Cry out to Jesus today!

And Jesus stopped and called them, and said, “What do you want Me to do for you?” They said to Him, “Lord, we want our eyes to be opened.” Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes; and immediately they regained their sight and followed Him. (Matthew 20:32-34 NASB)