“What Does Faith Look Like?”
Mark 10: 48, 50, 52: “He kept crying out all the more … casting aside his cloak, he jumped up … ‘Go your way; your faith has made you well.’” What is faith? Quiet confidence? That may work at times, but look at the active faith of Bartimaeus, as seen in these words: crying out, casting aside, jumped up, came. Now compare it with the passive faith of the blind man of Mark 8: 22-25, who had to be brought to Jesus, and even needed others to tell the Lord what he wanted. The results? He is the only man in the Bible who needed a second touch from Jesus to get his healing. Barteamus’ active faith got an impressive outcome – immediately!