So, he called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Then those in front told him to keep quiet but he kept crying out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Luke 18:38-39
Pray all the more
Our text for today is captured from an encounter a blind man had with Jesus and how the former got his sight restored. The meeting was not planned by man, but divinely orchestrated. In fact, in the physical he was obstructed and asked to shut up by those closest to Jesus. But I believe that this blind man had a revelation about Jesus and capitalized on that. For he incessantly shouted until Jesus stopped.
There are a few lessons in this divine encounter that will encourage you in your prayer life. Firstly, understand that any condition you find yourself in is not permanent. For this blind man has been by the roadside probably for years. But it took just an instance for his life to turn around. Secondly, he didn’t give up but did the very opposite of what he was told to do. He shouted all the more because he believed in the revelation of Jesus as the Son of David. Thirdly, he had faith and his prayer was specific, which was “Son of David, have mercy on me!” because he lived at the mercy of passer byes. So, he would have said this to get Jesus’ attention. But when Jesus turned to him in verse 41, Jesus asked him, “what do you want me to do for you? And his answer was this “Lord, I want to see”
This morning, if only you will have faith in God and continue to pray all the more, then nothing in the physical realm will be an obstruction. In Jesus Name. Amen
O God, have mercy on me and strengthen me in my prayer and spiritual life in Jesus Name. Amen