Bible Cartoon: Matthew 09 - Jesus heals by faith - Scene 07 - Do you believe?

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Bible Book: Matthew
Bible Book Code: 4000902801
Scene no: 2 of 5

Bible Reference & Cartoon Description

Matthew 9:28 (NLT)
They [the 2 blind men] went right into the house where he [Jesus] was staying, and Jesus asked them, “Do you believe I can make you see?”
“Yes, Lord,” they told him, “we do.”

DRAWING NOTES:

TIME OF DAY:
Not specified in the narrative, I have set the time of day at late morning.

LIGHTING NOTES:
Some sunlight from outside the doorway can be seen on the right hand side of the figures. There is a second source of light, from a torch or candle off to the left. You can see it’s yellow light on the left hand side of some of the figures (Matthew/Levi, Mary Magdalene & Jesus.)

CHARACTERS PRESENT:
From left to right: Matthew/Levi, Mary Magdalene, Jesus, two blind men, an unnamed family (husband, wife & little boy) in the doorway.

RESEARCH/ADDITIONAL NOTES:
This scene is set just after Jesus has left the synagogue rulers house, having there resurrected his daughter from death (See Matthew 09:18-26). It is also the second in the series depicting Jesus’ healing of 2 blind men. In this scene the two men have walked into the house where Jesus was staying. You can see Jesus (in blue, with a white head scarf) shaking hands with one of the blind men.

Jesus seems to have wanted to determine the level of the two blind men’s faith, hence his question “Do you believe I can make you see?” They respond with an emphatic “Yes Lord, we do”. With faith like that to work with Jesus can do anything!

The use of the word “Lord” reveals that these two men had faith in Jesus’ power and authority to heal them, but also that they considered Jesus to be God; they acknowledged Jesus as Messiah.