Matthew, Chapter 9

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Jesus Restores Sight to Two Blind Men Who Call Him “Son of David”

27And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us. 28And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. 29Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. 30And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it. 31But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country. 32As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil. 33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel. 34But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.” (Matthew 9:27-34)

Jesus encounters two blind men on his way from Capernaum. They call him “son of David’ and, in doing so, recognize him as the universal savior—as the Old Testament specifies that the Messiah will be a descendant of King David. Jesus asks the blind men whether they believe that he can heal them. Once they affirm their faith, their sight is recovered. Later, Jesus also heals a mute man and a man possessed by demons. The doubtful and cynical Pharisees are nevertheless still reluctant to believe in these miracles. Imperfection is an integral part of life. As long as we continue to believe, we can improve and heal ourselves and others. The Pharisees, whose faith was material and shallow, are unable to believe in the power of internal and external healing.

Positivity is realizing that every single thing comes from the creator and is therefore good.