And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.
When we are having a bad day swinging the golf club and then that one shot turns out perfect, we think or say “even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and again.” It reflects that the result had nothing to do of our own skill or ability due to our past performance.
Bartimaeus suffered from both poverty and blindness. His blindness likely contributed to his financial state. He was unable to be productive in the world in which he lived. He was fully dependent on anyone and everyone who was willing and able to help.
One day, however, he was given the gift of both sight and prosperity from the only person who was willing and able to perform such a miracle. Before we were given the gift of salvation, we too were both blind and poor without any vision or hope of future prosperity. Our vision was clouded by the cloak of the flesh and the fog of the world. We depended upon it to provide our needs and happiness. Some days our hat was full and other days we starved and pined for fulfillment. But yet still, we were blind and poor. But yet still, we were destitute and dying until the Savior passed by our way that day. This healing is a spiritual healing from the great physician. Our blind eyes were made to see as we can now see and live His grace and mercy. Our poor states may not be physically altered in this world, but He has promised us an mansion in Glory. This healing had nothing to do with our own ability or skill. It had everything to do with Jesus Christ and His perfect sacrifice. Our faith hath made us whole!