Missional Jesus encounters two blind men in Matthew 9:27-31 and what Jesus does reveals the nature of his misison.
1. Missional Jesus has a nose and ear for those who are in need of mercy.
2. Missional Jesus not only senses those who are in need of mercy, he does something about it.
3. Missional Jesus draws those in need of mercy to trust him — revealing that all missional work eventually finds its way to Jesus.
4. Missional Jesus is inauspicious: he is no need of attention.
As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!”
When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”
“Yes, Lord,” they replied.
Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you”; and their sight was restored. Jesus warned them sternly, “See that no one knows about this.” But they went out and spread the news about him all over that region.