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The Squeaky Wheel


Matthew 20:29-34 KJV


You’ve heard the phrase, “the squeaky wheel gets oiled.” These blind men were the squeaky wheels in the story. They heard Jesus was passing by and yelled to get his attention. They probably had heard he was a great healer and had nothing to lose by trying to get his attention.


They yelled so loud the crowd told them to be quiet. Then instead of quieting down or doing what was socially correct, they risked embarrassment and yelled even louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us.” That got Jesus’ attention.


How many times do we pray once and then give up when we don’t see the answer quickly? Do we pray louder and more impassioned? Desperate cries out to God sometimes yield some of His biggest miracles.  I hope to see you on Saturday, March 7th for the Night of Healing.




1. Is there something you have prayed for but given up when you didn’t see the answer?

2. What would you tell Jesus if he asked you, “What do you want me to do for you?”

3. What was Jesus’ reaction to them as they yelled for his attention?