Bible Bites

Bible Bites

Cast it All Aside

“Throwing aside his cloak, he jumped up and came to Jesus.” (Mark 10:50)

Oh, that all of us would love Jesus this much!  Blind Bartimaeus was a beggar.  His outer garment was likely the most precious valuable he had in all the world.  For the poor and homeless, their outer cloak was their only protection against the elements, the sting of the rain and the chill of the night air… and he was blind – how was he to find it again after having cast it off amongst the throngs of people on the highway that day?!  To cast aside his cloak was akin to losing it altogether.

Yet, Bartimaeus did not hesitate to risk total loss if it meant he might be granted an audience with Jesus.  What a stark contrast he is to the rich young ruler who went away sad when confronted with personal sacrifice to follow Jesus.  Bartimaeus is the model for our hearts.  May we unhesitatingly cast off all, so we might be closer to Jesus.

Matthew 4:4 #Biblebites