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"Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus. “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road."
Isn't that another great testimony about God's mercy? That story comes from Mark 10:46-52 and it's encouraging for a number of reasons. Namely, that Jesus had mercy on a blind man who called out to Him and his sight was restored. And it's a story of perseverance, because the blind man didn't give up, no matter the people who were trying to silence him. In fact, He cried out to the Lord even more. Isn't it wonderful to know that no matter who is trying to shut us up, shut us out, or shut us down, God is the final authority? He is the one who will be there when all may seem lost. With faith, anything is possible for those who believe. And with faith, the Lord will have mercy on us.
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