As my husband pointed out, it is curious that those around Bartimaeus tried to silence him when he first called out to Jesus. They didn't try to bring the blind man to the Lord nor make way for Him to see and heal Bartimaeus as He passed by. Have you ever (intentionally or not) actively prevented someone from approaching Christ Jesus? Has anyone ever been an obstacle preventing you from approaching Him? Did you push through the obstacle despite the extra effort? Bartimaeus proved that Jesus is worth it. He is indeed the Son of David, with all the ability and the desire to heal us completely. When we push through the obstacles in our path to reach the Lord, we are rewarded with healing, with sight, with new life.