Thursday, November 16, 2006

Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me - Mark 10.47

Jesus was coming out of Jericho, surrounded by a massive crowd, and he was on his way to Jerusalem. Along the way, in the dust and the busyness of the moment, a lone voice rises: Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me. SSSHHHH - quiet - he doesn't have time - he won't hear you - there is no reason for him to hear you or stop - don't you know who this is - Jesus - be quiet for the last time.

But the lone voice cries out: Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me.

I love the next series of actions by Jesus: Jesus stops - he calls the man to him - he asks the man what he can do - he listens - and he heals the man of his blindness.

Simple words the world does not understand - they need mercy - I need mercy. And here is the amazing good news of the Bible - Jesus stops and listens to the cry.

Sometimes all we can cry for is mercy in the mess of life. What does Jesus do? He stops - listens - and acts.

1 comment:

kerux said...

...and the first thing Baritmaeus ever saw... was the face of Jesus.

I have always loved that thought.

Cry for mercy and see Jesus!