So Jesus stood still and called them, and said, “What do you want Me to do for you? (Matthew 20:32)
You might think that Jesus should have known that these two blind men wanted Him to heal them of their blindness. Yet, Jesus asked them, “What do you want me to do for you?” Why? Why would He ask when the need appeared to be so obvious? Perhaps Jesus didn’t see the blindness as their major problem. He may have realized that their greater problem was their spiritual blindness.
Our lives are often like these two blind men. The obvious isn’t the real need. The obvious may have nothing at all to do with what we truly need. That is why Jesus asks the question, “What do you want Me to do for you?” He asks so that we’ll know what the actual needs are in our lives. The wonderful conclusion of this story is that Jesus healed them of their blindness, and He is willing to heal us of our realms of blindness, whether physical or spiritual.