Jesus: The Ultimate Action Hero
And Jesus Stood Still
They are scary people, because they are toothless and dirty and they have not bathed or changed clothes in months; but, they seem harmless because they are severely withdrawn.
A similar thing happened a couple of thousand years ago outside Jericho.
He begs because he is poor and his poverty is due to his blindness; therefore, there is no sin in his begging.
The people saw someone going to be their king. Bartimaeus found the Savior for Whom he had been looking.
And Jesus stood still. He did not simply pause. He did not slow down and glance at the beggar. Jesus stopped, Jesus stood still.
There are two miracles in this story. First, a blind beggar has his sight restored. But its the second miracle I would like to leave you with today.
Yet among all the personal anxiety and commotion of the crowd, He heard a single voice cry out. And He stood still.
For Jesus to pass by one soul would be to contradict His entire mission.
Jesus stood still.