Week 40 (Day 1): Persistent Faith


Matthew 7:7-8 (NLT)
7 “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.
8 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.

A little more prayer, a little more faith, a little more patience, and the answer is sure to come. – George Muller

There was a college professor, who was both intelligent and inquisitive, had a sister with hearing deficiencies. He tried to invent a device that would enhance his sister’s hearing. But then, he tried to create something more complex.

After many years of trial and error and success, he was ready to take it into production. But he spent more years travelling just trying to get venture capital interest in his dream.

Efforts on finding people who would support his work were met by ridicule when he suggested that his invention could carry the human voice along a wire so that it could be heard for miles. Indeed! They laughed that he would have the nerve to assume it would work even for one mile. But when he got someone to believe in him, he began assembling a telephone.

Alexander Graham Bell saw in his mind’s eye a device that others could not imagine as possible. It was only when it was done that people around him saw that he was right all along. He found a solution where others could not.

One of the Bible writers, John Mark, told a story of a blind beggar. He’s known as “Timaeus’ son”. All of his life he wanted to see. But who could have helped him?

One day, there was a buzz around him that got everyone excited. He asked the passersby what was happening. They said that Jesus was there. He’s the man who heals sick people!

Timaeus’ son got excited as well but he cannot see where he’s going. Others could not help him because all that they could think of was to see Jesus too!

Timaeus’ son wants to have a word with Jesus. Then he shouted hoping that Jesus would hear him, “JESUS, SON OF DAVID! HAVE MERCY ON ME!”

Annoyed, that Timaeus’ son might ruin their “event”, the people shushed him. Perhaps the others felt awkward by what he did. But he shouted all the more, “JESUS, SON OF DAVID! HAVE MERCY ON ME!

This time, everyone got his attention—including Jesus! It might be rude that he interrupted what Jesus was be doing at that moment, but as always, Jesus had compassion on him. Then Jesus told someone, “Tell him to come here.”

Everyone thought what would happen next.

When he was brought to Jesus, he asked him, “What can I do for you?”

“Sir, I wanted to see!” he replied.

“Your faith made you well. Be on your way now.”

From that moment on he could see and followed Jesus.


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