“ Son of David, Jesus, have pity on me.”
If hope is a rainbow that your good and uplifting thoughts form; that bow of light that is stationed around your shoulder wherever you go; then faith is the sunbeam bouncing off the raindrop at a particular angle to send a signal of colour. Faith is a signal of colour pleading to be blended into the fabric of life especially when we are left out, made out to be less and you earnestly want to be part of.
Bartimaeus was destined to be healed of his blindness. He wanted so desperately to be part of the community of sight. The pitch of his cry bouncing off the noisy crowd focused on the listening alert ear of the Master, His compassion ear.
It had to be now. He had waited his whole life for this moment. Getting the right pitch, his cry pierced the crowd like an arrow, like a light beam bouncing off a raindrop finding the right hue. ‘If you want to be healed, make some noise; someone listening.’