May 26, 2016 - Your Faith Has Saved You

Jesus said to him in reply, “What do you want me to do for you?”
The blind man replied to him, “Master, I want to see.”
Jesus told him, “Go your way; your faith has saved you.”
Immediately he received his sight
and followed him on the way.

Mark 10:51-52

Jesus did not cultivate the image of wonder-worker or sorcerer that we often impose on him.  Time after time, he credits the recipient of the miracle with the saving power.  This point is made even more obvious in the story of the hemorrhaging woman, who is healed simply by touching Jesus while he is walking by.  Clearly, Scripture does not intend that we think of God as picking people out for miraculous intervention while neglecting others.  Rather, what faith offers is open to all.  The benefits of faith are not conferred by God, but are simply claimed by us.   If we want to see, we will.

Photo Credit: Kristen Sassano Gill