“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” -Mark 10:51-52
In Mark 10:46-52 we find Jesus healing a blind man. One of the most powerful questions Jesus could ask him was “What do you want me to do for you?” It was so simple, but yet, to the point.
To many the answer to Jesus’ question is pretty obvious. To many reading this, you would imagine that a blind man would want Jesus to heal him. That the blind man would want to receive sight so that he could enjoy the colors of the sky as the sun dips behind the mountain tops. So that he can finally look and see the face of the one who healed him.
In Jesus asking this man what he wanted Jesus to do for him…he confidently confirmed “I want to see.” It wasn’t “I’d like to see” or “It’d be nice to see.” He said it with confidence that he knew the man standing in front of him, despite being able to see his face, was able to give him sight.
What if there were opportunities where Jesus wanted to do something for us, but we didn’t have this confidence? Where He came to us and asked “What do you want me to do?” and we shrugged our shoulders or said “I’m not sure there’s much of anything you can do.”
Take a lesson from this blind man and know that Jesus wants to do great things for us, but sometimes we have to ask.