Mark 10: 48 Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
You are never too lost.
The society that Bartimaeus lived in thought blindness was only one step up from death. So we can understand his shout of “have mercy.”
But the request is also the needy cry of an oppressed man aware of his sin.
A few days ago I watched the film, “I can only imagine” which I highly recommend. It tells the story of Bart Millard and his group MercyMe, the title of their band was created by his grandmother concerned about Bart not having a proper job instead of being a youth intern. When he called her during the day she would cry, “Well Mercy me, why don’t you get a job!”
But I have begun to think about the mercy of God again. This morning I am impacted by the fact that God doesn’t look upon or treat me how I think He should because of who I am. Instead of what I deserve I receive compassion and forgiveness. He is a merciful God. Weare never too lost. No matter where you are today or what circumstance you are in you can call upon His mercy. I know this because of what the Bible says of what He has done with the power of sin.
No matter what sins you have done:-
He nails them to the cross. Colossians 2 :13-14. When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross.
He blots them out. Isaiah 44:22. I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.
He removes them, they’re gone. Psalm 103:12. as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
He casts them behind his back. Isaiah 38:17. Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. In your love you kept me from the pit of destruction; you have put all my sins behind your back.
He hurls them into the depths of the sea. Micah 7:19. You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.
He forgets, He will not remember them. Isaiah 43:25. I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.
It is mercy!
It means I am never too lost!