Lasting Joy

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A poor blind beggar hears that Jesus is passing, and cribs out to Him for mercy. All the suffering and agony and shame of the cross are at that time before the soul of Jesus. Will He listen to this cry of need? Ah, yes, His ear is ever open to such a desire! He delights to hear and answer.
Others may charge the poor blind man to "hold his peace," but not so the Lord Jesus. His word is,
"What wilt thou that I should do unto thee?" and that prayer then rises from the heart and lips of the blind man,
"Lord, that I might receive my sight."
It is a prayer which brings an immediate answer:
"Thy faith hath made thee whole."
It was faith in the power of Jesus to meet his need, and faith in the willingness of Jesus also; and it is faith like this, my reader, that will bring you the desired answer.
He can give you lasting joy. Do you believe it? He will give it you. Do you believe this also? Then turn to Him and thank Him for it, and then do as the once blind beggar—having received your sight, follow Jesus in the way.