31 The crowd sternly told them to be quiet, but they cried out all the more, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” 32 And Jesus stopped and called them, and said, “What do you want Me to do for you?” 33 They *said to Him, “Lord, we want our eyes to be opened.”
Jesus did many miracles while here on earth. Each person restored had a testimony to tell. There was joy and jubilation for every healing that lasted long after the change. The mighty power of God was on display for all to see what Jesus could do. Things no one could do but God.
Physical healing grabs people’s attention because everyone can see the result. However, Jesus’ miracles had a more critical purpose than only changing fleshly misfortunes. Jesus wanted to go deeper than to transform the external. He also wanted everyone to witness His ability to bring sight to those dying spiritually.
The one changes the body until it dies, the other changes the soul for eternity. God cannot heal the spiritually blind if an individual does not recognize their need. He longs for the one who pleads, Lord; I want my eyes to be opened.