Street Chalk

My neighbor’s children had been busy with their street chalk.  Their driveway was decorated with pastel designs of flowers surrounding an urgent message drawn in huge letters.  “Ice Cream Truck Stop Here – Please.”  I hope it worked.   But I have on occasion seen him driving too fast to notice such a message.

‘Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”   Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”  Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”

So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet!  He’s calling you.” Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.  “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him.  The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”  “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.  Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.’

The ice cream man should be as attentive as was and still is Jesus.  Whatever your need He will always hear you.  He will always stop and attend to you.  For sure you will be blessed.  It might not be the blessing you thought you needed, but be assured it is the blessing an all knowing, all caring, all loving God knows you need. You don’t even have to write it on your driveway just on your heart.

Written by Roger Bothwell on May 12, 2015

P.O. Box 124, St. Helena, CA 94574