Today’s Encouragement is Mark 10:47-48 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”  And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Cried out all the more-
This blind man, begging for spare change, cried out to Jesus, calling Him by name, begging now, for mercy.
He was scolded by the crowd, ‘Hush, don’t bother the teacher, He’s important; too important for the likes of you!’ But he, desperately, “cried out all the more”!
Friends, we’re too often scolded by others or by our own thoughts, “Hush! Don’t keep petitioning God with your incessant and petty needs, He’s too important, too busy, you’re too insignificant…“ All lies from the enemy of our souls.
Didn’t Jesus hear him the first time he spoke His name? Didn’t Jesus know he would continue to cry out for mercy? Didn’t Jesus know the full story before He started out of Jericho? You bet He did!
My friends, we not only have permission – granted by God – to come to Him with our every need, but here is instruction, an object lesson, teaching us to be persistent in crying out to God for our needs.
Not demanding, but pleading…