As Jesus left the house, he was followed by two blind men crying out, "Mercy, Son of David! Mercy on us!" When Jesus got home, the blind men went in with him. Jesus said to them, "Do you really believe I can do this?" They said, "Why, yes, Master!"
He touched their eyes and said, "Become what you believe." It happened. They saw. Then Jesus became very stern. "Don’t let a soul know how this happened." But they were hardly out the door before they started blabbing it to everyone they met.
Right after that, as the blind men were leaving, a man who had been struck speechless by an evil spirit was brought to Jesus. As soon as Jesus threw the evil tormenting spirit out, the man talked away just as if he’d been talking all his life. The people were up on their feet applauding: "There’s never been anything like this in Israel!"
The Pharisees were left sputtering, "Hocus-pocus. It’s nothing but hocus-pocus. He’s probably made a pact with the Devil."
We read today of two stories of Jesus’ miracles. Jesus makes the blind see, lets the mute speak. Yet the Pharisees can’t see what is right in front of them. Jesus’ incredible miracles are heard of throughout Jerusalem, even then Jesus tells people not to speak about it. A challenge for you today: think about it, and come back and comment. Try and open your eyes today to see Jesus in those around you, and open your mouth to speak to others about Christ. Come back and respond, letting us know how it went.