“Jesus! Son of David, have mercy on me!”
It’s what blind Bartemeus was shouting from the side of the road as Jesus walked by. This great teacher/healer who was everyone’s lips was within arms reach. He had already healed so many. Could he/would he heal Bart too?
In church today we had an opportunity to stand and be prayed for and this situation always reminds me of Bartemeus and I shout inside my heart “Jesus son of David,have mercy on me!” And just like with Bart, I feel him ask me, “what do you want me to do for you?” And just like Bart I walk away changed, Bart could see and me? My heart is changed, cleansed and I am reminded that there is a God and that this God loves me enough to stop and meet with me when I have the courage to cry out him.
(Originally posted 8-31-14)