What Jesus Did! 'He's Calling You!' — Mark 10:49-50

Friday, August 5, 2016

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Jesus stopped and said, "Tell the man to come here." So they called the blind man. They said, "Be happy! Stand up! Jesus is calling you." The blind man stood quickly. He left his coat there and went to Jesus.
— Mark 10:49-50 NLT
Illustration of Mark 10:49-50 NLT — "Tell the man to come here."   ——   "Be happy! Stand up! Jesus is calling you."

Key Thought

Jesus still calls to us! He wants us to hear the message of his life—you can come to me and receive life, he speaks to us. He wants us to hear the message of his teaching—you who are heavy burdened come to me and learn from me and find rest with me, he tells us. He wants us to hear the message of his resurrection—you can come to me and find rest, safety, and joy in my presence, he wants us to know. Jesus is calling to you. Will you follow him?

Today's Prayer

O Father in heaven, help me hear the voice of Jesus calling to me to follow, to find rest, and to focus on the glorious future that I have in him. Give me courage to keep hearing his voice and following him faithfully. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • John 4:10-14
  • Matthew 11:28
  • Revelation 22:16-17


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.