14. Mar, 2018

Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46-52)

Kids getting to know Jesus

Jesus and his friends decided to go to Jericho. And as they were leaving, they were followed by a large crowd. A blind beggar by the name of Bartimaeus was sitting beside the road. When he heard that it was Jesus, he shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me!” Many people told the man to stop, but he shouted even louder, “Son of David, have pity on me!”

Jesus stopped and said, “Don’t be afraid, come to me.” So, the man threw off his coat, jumped up and ran to Jesus.

Jesus asked, “What do you want me to do for you?”

The blind man answered, “Master, I want to see!”

Jesus told him, “Your eyes are healed because of your faith.”

Right away the man could see!

Some Questions

  • What was wrong with Bartimaeus?
  • What does the blind man call Jesus?
  • He asks Jesus to have pity on him, what does that mean?
  • Does something special happen in the story?

Video

Activity

You might like to act out this scene. The main actors are Bartimaeus, Jesus, the disciples, and the crowd.

Painting: Eustache Le Sueur 003.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eustache_Le_Sueur_003.jpg