46 And they came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart. Get up; he is calling you.” 50 And throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus.
The story of a dysfunctional family
All through Scripture:
Adam and Eve – Cain and Abel
I am looking particularly at Isaac and Rebecca
We have to battle…
They struggled from birth.
Jacob: But Mom, Dad’s going to be really mad if he finds out what we’re doing.
Rebekah: Don’t worry about your Dad. I’ll take care of him. You just do what I tell you.
Elements of Blessing