Mercy is what he gives to those in need.
Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” (Matthew 20:30).
A big crowd was following Jesus as he traveled the road to Jerusalem.
Two blind men were sitting by the roadside. They heard that Jesus was passing by. This was their chance. If anyone could help them, it had to be this man Jesus.
They cried out, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David.”
The crowd tried to silence these two, but they cried out even more, “Lord, have mercy on us!”
To the surprise of the crowd, Jesus stopped. It was that word ‘mercy.’
In the Old Testament, the mercy seat was where God met with the people. This mercy seat sat on the top of the ark that rested within the Holy of Holies in the tabernacle and the temple. About this seat, God said to Moses, “There I will meet with you” (Exodus 25:22).
This mercy seat foreshadowed the work of Jesus. He is where God and man meet. He is our mercy seat.
These two blind men were crying out for the very thing Jesus came to deliver. Mercy is in the heart of Jesus and mercy is what he gives to those in need. He reached out and touched their eyes and immediately they could see. A meeting between God and man.
And as Matthew wrote, these two men immediately followed the Savior.
That same miraculous mercy is available today. As unbelievers, we were blind to the things of God and our hearts yearned for healing. We also called out “Lord, have mercy on us!” That is where God met with us.
God is rich in mercy and he is there for you in your time of need. Cry out to him.
You won’t be disappointed.
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"Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades." He who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming soon." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! (Revelation 1:17, 18; 22:20 ESV)
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