Summary: They followed Lord in the house to get their blessing
As we open up this dialog, we see Jesus is about to pick another disciple to follow him on this journey into ministry as we know it too be, as it has been sat before him and this disciple that he is about to choose is named Matthew.
In the earlier part of this passage we hear Jesus discussing some valuable issues. Within these scriptures we observe four examples of people who had some desperate and hopeless needs and with these needs being met by Jesus we see two important things being demonstrated.
1st we see Christ beyond question that he is the Messiah, "the Son of David"; and 2ndly we see Christ has the power to meet our desperate, and hopeless needs, in fact, he even has the power to conquer death. In verse 9 it says, “And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him”. In verse 10 it said; “And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with the publicans and sinners? 12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. 13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance”.
And then in verse 14 it says “Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not? 15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast. 16 No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse. 17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.
And While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. 19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples. But while he was on his way he interrupted by a woman in verse 20, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, she came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: 21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. 22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour. And his journey continued as he went to Jarius house 23 And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, they were absolutely obstreperous, yes they were loud. And the bible said that 24 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. 25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose. 26 And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land about what he had done.
Now when his daughter had been restored Jesus departs from the house of Jarius and started back to the place of his abode. And according to scripture it was then when two men, two blind men started trailing him.
Now the scholars and theologians suggest that they were able to follow Jesus because they had received some aid and some assistance from someone else that could see. They were able to trail him and eventually get to him, because somebody helped them that had sight and that could see better than themselves. And I must be fair when I tell you that I too made it to Jesus because someone that had better sight than I that led me to the Lord, and you made also too the Lord with the help of someone that could see spiritually better.
Now Jesus knew that they were following him, and Jesus knew that they desired their sight. So, the question is why didn’t he stop so that those that were blind and those that followed him could reach him?