“Jesus answered and said to him, “What do you want Me to do for you?” Mark 10:51. There stood Bartimaeus the beggar – blind and helpless.  When Jesus saw him, He asked, “What do you want Me to do for you?” Jesus knew the man’s desire, but He wanted him to express it.  Jesus died for everyone in the world, and He knows the spiritual needs of us all.  But just as He healed Bartimaeus only on request, so He provides salvation only to those who come to Him and ask to be rescued from their sin. Salvation is free, but only to those who ask for it.