The holiday season is like a two-edged sword. There’s activity and excitement all around, with children opening presents and gatherings with friends and family. For all intents and purposes, the season culminates on New Year’s Day, when people make resolutions and look forward to new beginnings.
There were many in the crowd that day, but only blind Bartimaeus was touched and healed; and it happened in an instant. Though Jesus was the one who healed him, he told Bartimaeus that it was his faith that had made him whole.