The Healing of Blind Bartimaeus

28 Jul: Why Bartimaeus Removed His Cloak

In this three part series we have been looking at the healing of Blind Bartimaeus. We discovered that Bartimaeus, realising his inability to overcome his uncleanness by his own strength, was begging to come into a covenant relationship with a Stronger One, who was none other than Jesus our Lord and King.

This desire to enter into Covenant had practical consequences in the life of Bartimaeus, as he sought a different path. But this action also had a strange effect on the people around him. Although they were first openly hostile – as they felt their own way of life was coming under attack – the crowd transformed when Jesus took note of Bartimaeus and called him to Himself.