Jesus and His followers were leaving the town of Jericho. A blind man named Bartimaeus was sitting by the road. Bartimaeus often sat there and asked people for money. When Bartimaeus heard that Jesus was walking by, he shouted and asked Jesus to help him. Some people told Bartimaeus to be quiet. But then he shouted to Jesus even more loudly.
Jesus heard Bartimaeus shouting and calling His name. He wanted to help the blind man. Mark 10:49 tells us what happened next. “Jesus stopped and said, ‘Tell him to come here.’ So they called the blind man and said, ‘You can be happy now. Stand up! Jesus is calling you.’” Bartimaeus stood up and ran to Jesus. Jesus asked him what he wanted. Bartimaeus told Jesus that he wanted to see again. Jesus healed Bartimaeus, and immediately he could see. Then he followed Jesus and His disciples.
Maybe you are like Bartimaeus. You have problems that need to be solved. Maybe you are sick or you have financial problems or your family members are fighting. God wants you to ask Him to help you. You can pray to God and ask Him for help. He will pay attention to your prayers and help you. Then be sure to thank God for helping you and answering your prayers!