“‘What do you want me to do for you?’ Jesus asked” (Mark 10:51, NLT).

It seems quite plain what the man in this passage needed and wanted—he was blind! The discussion about these verses usually goes on about why did Jesus ask an obvious question or the motivation of the blind man (was he making lots of money as a beggar?). Why did he ask?

I’m not sure exactly why but the question is an interesting one for us: what do we want Jesus to do for us? The answer is deep inside, where we might not go very often. Perhaps he wants us to acknowledge the deepest needs of our hearts and that he is the only one who can fill them. He cared enough to ask the blind man and he cares enough to ask us if we will let him in and take care of us. What do you want him to do for you?

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