“What Do You Want…Mercy!”

October 19, 2017

“What Do You Want…Mercy!”

Blessings folk!

Jesus and His disciples continued to travel.

Read the next account…

Mar 10:46-52

Then they came to Jericho. And as He was leaving Jericho with His disciples and a large crowd, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the road.

When he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out and say,
“Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Many were sternly telling him to be quiet, but he kept crying out all the more,
“Son of David, have mercy on me!”

And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him here.”
So they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take courage, stand up! He is calling for you.”

Throwing aside his cloak, he jumped up and came to Jesus.

And answering him, Jesus said, “What do you want Me to do for you?”
And the blind man said to Him, “Rabboni, I want to regain my sight!”

And Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.”
Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him on the road.


We all need mercy.
We all want mercy.

This account is interesting.
Bartimaeus was blind.
Bartimaeus was a beggar who sat by the road asking for alms. (Not a bad thing&hellipWinking

When he heard that Jesus was passing by he cried out…for mercy.
When the people…never a source of mercy…heard him, they sternly rebuked him, telling him to be quiet.

He cried out all the more.

Jesus heard.
Jesus responded.
Note that Jesus told someone, disciples?…people?, to call him.

Now suddenly the disciples/people are “all into it”…”take courage, stand up, He wants to see you.”

Bartimaeus did.

Then Jesus asked a curious question.
“What do you want Me to do for you?”

Bartimaeus wanted to regain his sight.
Had he been able to see before?
Likely…it does say “regain”.

We now see why he cried for mercy.
Why not cry for “healing”?

Bartimaeus knew that only the mercy of Jesus would bring healing.
When he cried out…
When he declared what he wanted to the Lord…
He was doing so in faith.

Jesus told him that his faith had made him well.

Another insight into “faith”.

Do we have such faith?
Do we cry out for mercy?
What would you say should the Lord ask “what do you want Me to do for you?”

Speak it before for the Lord…even in the midst of the cacophony of the people resisting…