“Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to hid feet and came to Jesus”
He sat in his usual spot. He hoped that he’d make more than he made yesterday because the cost of food had gone up a bit. While musing on his finances, he heard the sound of footsteps and chatter. The magnitude of sound indicated to him that a crowd was passing by. He got curious and inclined his ear to catch a few words. That was when he heard someone say Jesus of Nazareth was passing by!
At once he knew the day had come. He screamed at the top of his lungs to get Jesus’s attention. He caught his attention alright. Jesus stopped and asked that Blind Bartimaeus be brought to Him.
“Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.” Mark 10:50
That simple act was hugely significant. He threw off the cloak he used to beg, as a sign of faith. The moment Jesus called him, Bartimaeus knew that it was over. He hadn’t been healed yet but he took a step of faith into his new chapter. He didn’t want to hold on to anything that would keep him shackled to the past. He was running to Jesus and into new beginnings and he wanted nothing to hold him back.
What cloaks do you need to leave behind in 2022? His cloak had no place where he was going.
We all don’t know what this year holds but God is already there and as you walk towards him, let go of some fears, anxieties, attitudes, people, relationships, etc as a sign of faith. Faith that there’s better ahead.
Love, Lady Monica❤