As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging… He called out, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"

It’s not surprising. This blind man begs for mercy.

There’s no room for false pride or shame. From the depth of his soul he cries out repeatedly – and loudly - have mercy!

He’s unstoppable!

Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"

In a way this man is not unlike every person in the world, because everyone is in dire need of God’s mercy.

The difference is this man fully realizes his need for it.

Perhaps it is time today to more accurately assess our position before God and ask Him - If we weren’t blind to the spiritual realities of life, what might we see that would drive us to such desperation?

Cause us to cry out – have mercy on me!

In a way, this blind man sees very clearly.

Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has healed you." Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God.

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