As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed Him. And two people who were blind, sitting by the road, hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” But the crowd sternly warned them to be quiet; yet they cried out all the more, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” And Jesus stopped and called them, and said, “What do you want Me to do for you?” They *said to Him, “Lord, we want our eyes to be opened.” Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes; and immediately they regained their sight and followed Him.

Matthew 20:29-34

There are a lot of people saying things like “let your voice be heard” right now, in regard to elections or political issues or standing up to bad people. In the right context and with a heaven-focused, prayerful mindset, these things are absolutely worthy of our time. However, there will never be encouragement from the crowd around us to be activists spiritually! God hears our voices and asks us to speak out our desires and our distresses so that He can fill up our lives with good things. Don’t let the crowd keep you from calling to Him!

Ethan Kirl

Originally published November 10, 2020