47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
48 And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
51 And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.
52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.
I love a couple things about this short account. A blind man sitting on the side of the road begging hears many people coming. When he discovers they are with Jesus, he immediately begins to call out to Him.
It sounds like it may have caused a bit of a scene because people tried to quiet him. But he would not be silenced in his cry for the Savior’s mercy. He just cries louder.
As a result, the Savior hears and heals him.
In some way, we are each the blind man. Jesus is our healer. Do we cry out to Him for mercy, even if the crowds tell us to quiet down? Or do we cry all the louder, knowing Him and His power?
There are plenty of voices in the world distracting us, telling us to stop following. Let’s cry the more a great deal to Jesus for His mercy and His strength.