Last night, while tutoring children in the area, one of my friends told the story about Bartimaeus being healed by Jesus. "Jesus healed him, and he could see!" she exclaimed. "Isn't that exciting?"
One of the little boys wasn't very impressed. He shrugged indifferently and said, "Oh, this is a normal story."
I think he meant that this was along the lines of a typical story he heard at church. But, I think he unintentionally made a profound point.
This is a normal story -- for Jesus.
I'm so thankful that the God I serve does these types of things all time. He continues to heal people, calls them from their lives of sin, and urges them to follow him.
Perhaps we need to rethink "normalcy."