Mark 10 47-49
A man sitting on the side of the road probably for the majority of his life. Trying to get just enough money to survive hears of a man. This man can heal the sick, raise the dead and, it is even rumored this man claimed the raging seas. This beggar wondered if it could be true but he could not see how could he find out for himself (because he was blind). One day though this beggar heard people talking about this man Jesus was walking by in the crowd. He could not miss this chance so he started screaming over and over “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” but when the people heard this this they tried to get him to be quiet. My guess is Jesus was preaching and they couldn’t hear when this man was shouting but, did that stop this man? Not even a little bit he actually started shouting even loader. Jesus stopped and commanded this man be brought to Him and in a couple verses down healed him.
Application: This man had nothing, No power, money, influence or even an able body. Yet, he called on Jesus anyways. How many times to we say? “I will be a Christian when I get my life together.” Or maybe we just think we are busted and can’t be fixed. It really doesn’t matter the reason we think we are not good enough. Because just like the blind man Jesus is the Master Handyman of life and can fix you in any situation. To do this though we need to crying out like the beggar to have mercy on us because, we don’t deserve any of it. If you keep reading on in this chapter you will see after this man gets healed and, he gets up and follows Jesus every single day. That is exactly what we should do every day take up our cross and follow Jesus. So, this week I will pray for mercy and pick up my cross and follow him.