The sounds of the fast-approaching crowd grew louder. They told me that He will be coming my way.
Here He comes.
Here’s my chance.
It’s now or never.
“Jesus, Son of David!” I cried out. ” Have mercy on me!”
“Shhhhhh! Be quiet already,” I heard some people snarl at me. “You’ve got some nerve to be making a scene, Bartimaeus. Get a grip.”
You can hush me all you want. I won’t let Him pass me by.
I have had enough of living my life this way.
I need a miracle.
“JESUS, SON OF DAVID!!!” I cried out as loudly as I could. “HAVE MERCY ON MEEEE!!!!!!”
People, everywhere, are hurting.
As the world prepares to revel in cheery festivities to ring in the New Year, you may have very little to celebrate.
You may be wondering how you’re ever going to make it through another year.
You may see no way out.
Bartimaeus was in a similar situation. (See Reference: Mark 10:46-52). His lonely way of life in blindness and begging on the roadside was all he knew.
Until he heard about Jesus. That is when Bartimaeus felt something in his heart that he never felt before: Hope.
He had heard that Jesus was coming towards the place where he sat as a heavy-laden and downtrodden man.
Bartimaeus cried out so loudly that Jesus stood still at the sound of his cry.
What a heart-piercing cry it must have been that was heard by God, so full of compassion.
“What do you want Me to do for you?” Jesus asked him.
Bartimaeus asked for sight. Jesus healed Bartimaeus and restored his sight, commending him for his faith.
What if Bartimaeus did not cry out that day? What if the crowd had succeeded in silencing him?
You may not have a way out. But, I can tell you about God who does know the way out for you.
I will never forget how He answered my family’s cries and brought us through unimaginable and inexpressible situations. He patiently waits for us to call out to Him; to express our heart to Him.
Forget about what people will think or what they will say.
Do you want to remain vision-less on the roadside, or will you make a decision – just like Bartimaeus did – to raise a cry to God for your breakthrough? The choice is yours.
Your decision in your hour of desperation matters.
Standing at the threshold of 2013, will you choose to cry out to Him now:
GOD, I NEED A MIRACLE! I NEED YOUR HELP!
Break your silence. He will answer you!
I took my troubles to the Lord; I cried out to Him, and He answered my prayer.
– Psalm 120:1
May this song be your prayer: