Like the two blind men we have to trust that we are not waiting in vain.
Matthew 9: 27 – 31.
Today’s gospel is the story of the two blind men who followed Jesus in the hope of being healed by him. How did they follow Jesus in their blindness? How were they able to keep up?
Reaching out to Jesus and following him is not about physical sight alone. It is also about hope and faith. They hoped in divine healing and knew it would come from the Messiah. It is no coincidence that they identified Jesus as Son of David. That was his messianic title.
Advent is about hope and faith in the Messiah’s coming and action among us. We must not lose hope in Jesus entering into our world and into our lives. Like the two blind men we have to trust that we are not waiting in vain.
Jesus’ coming is both fulfilment and assurance. Fulfilment because only he could grant us what we need the most; assurance because his presence is comfort itself. The two blind men did not let go of Jesus and neither should we.