Summary: God uses the ridiculous to exhibit the miraculous.
Text: Mark 10:46-52 KJV.
And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee. And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus. And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.
In the life of this blind man certain new things happened. Sat by the road side begging, heard someone special passing. Cried for help, but asked to shut up. Refused to be silenced, then Jesus heard him and sent for him. following new things happened:
1. GOD STOOD STILL: Never before that day had God stood still for someone. Sun and Moon Stood still but not God.
In (Joshua 10:10-14 KJV)
And the Lord discomfited them before Israel, and slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and chased them along the way that goeth up to Beth–horon, and smote them to Azekah, and unto Makkedah. And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, and were in the going down to Beth–horon, that the Lord cast down great stones from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they died: they were more which died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword. Then spake Joshua to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Aijalon. And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day. And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the Lord hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the Lord fought for Israel.
:- One who says I will walk who will hinder, who speaks and it is done, the Lord of Hosts stood still.
2. THE ALMIGHTY GOD CHANGED HIS ENEMIES TO HIS SERVANTS: Those who said he will die blind, keep quiet, a beggar, they were the one sent to bring him to Jesus. Was a new thing. Before that date God had dealt with enemies in various ways, buried Moses enemies in Num.16, in Exodus buried Pharoah alive
3. A CREATIVE MIRACLE CAME HIS WAY: In (John 9:32 KJV)
Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind.