Anticipating an Answer

“And throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus” (Mark 10:50, ESV).

Can you see Bartimaeus with your mind’s eye? We don’t know how long he had been blind, but we know that this condition had condemned him to a life of begging. Let’s call him Bart, to help us connect better with how real of a person he was. Poor, poor Bart. Aside from the beggar lifestyle, there was no other way for him to feed himself. That’s why the above verse is so amazing. Let’s look at it again: “And throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus”

In Bart’s society, his cloak identified him as a blindman. The particular kind he wore was a Continue reading Anticipating an Answer