Mark 10:46 “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

I feel for this man and my heart goes out to you if you’re in this situation. Human beings have a way of not just describing our situation or challenges but also labeling us by it.

It was enough that this guy was blind but why add it as an appellation to his beautiful name! Every time they want to talk about him, they use the word blind to describe him.

Many people have been given such names and it could be so demoralizing and discouraging. You hear men describe other men with words such as: deaf, blind, thin, fat, thief, liar, stupid, foolish, dull, homeless, divorced, poor and the like. What normally baffles me is that they don’t easily use good words as appellations.

I want you to know that, whatever they have called you is inconsequential because God will erase it for you today. God will do a miracle that will wipe away every negative appellation.

The sad thing is that this man have a very beautiful name and background. He has a compound name called Bartimaeus. “Bar” means “son” while Timaeus means “Noble” or “highly prized”. Putting both together, his name means son of a noble or son of a very valuable and highly placed man.

His background was great and wonderful but nothing in his life depicts it. His condition has turned him into a beggar. Nobility wasn’t a description that can be ascribed to him. We were not told where Timaeus was either dead or alive but it is obvious Bartimaeus can no longer be traceable to him.

Beloved, it doesn’t matter where your condition has kept you, today is the day of liberation. Jesus has come to bring back beauty, honour and nobility to your life.

This man’s condition is also a pathetic one because it was blindness. He has lost the use of his eyes.

To be continued…

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