There is no such thing as a coincidence. There are only God incidences.
Some say that when the Gospel mentions someone’s name, the person might have been alive when the story is written down.
How wonderful to hear Bartimaeus talk about Jesus! He just so happens to sit alongside the road outside Jericho. And who happens to pass by but Jesus? How wonderful to hear Bartimaeus tell us that he was already a believer for he calls Jesus his Master. Because of his faith he perseveres through the nay-saying and the blindness. In the end he can see and becomes a follower.
May God grant us such an incidence! May the Bartimaeus in us persevere through all the negativity and blindness around us so that we can tell people about the great works of God!