“In this you rejoice…Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory…”

1 Peter 1:6, 8

One of my favourite stories in the New Testament is blind Bartimateus. He cries out to Jesus to have mercy on him, and Jesus asks him what he wants done. Bartimaeus wants his sight recovered. Jesus then tells him “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” Mark says that immediately he recovered his sight but didn’t go his own way but “followed him along the way” (Mk 10:46-52).

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