In the days of Jesus, disabled people were hardly viewed as people. They were viewed as a burden on society. They were often forgotten and considered insignificant.
One day a blind beggar named Bartimaeus heard that Jesus was passing by. Rather than humbly gesturing for some alms, this blind man did something so bold that it annoyed the people around him. Over and over, he shouted with all his might, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
What happened next shocked everyone. This blind beggar who was just one person in a crowd was significant to God. Jesus called him to come near.
“‘What do you want me to do for you?’ Jesus asked him. The blind man said, ‘Rabbi, I want to see’” (Mark 10:51).
I wonder what would happen in your life today if you were bold like Bartimaeus. What would happen if you lived as if you were significant to God? What problems would you bring to him in prayer? What hopes would you ask him to grant? How boldly would you call out to him in times of need?
While I don’t know who is reading this devotion, I do know that each reader is significant to God. You are not just an anonymous person in the crowd who has nothing to offer him. He loves you and he makes a big deal about you, as was proven by what Jesus did for you.
Live today as if you are significant to God. Because you are.