Monday, May 18, 2009

Mercy


“Mark 10: Bartimaeus receives his sight”

In painting this I came to realise that losing your sight is not the only form of blindness. We who see, can miss virtually everything important. Bartimaeus, although blind, knew Jesus was his only hope, which is why he kept on shouting out his name. (Chris Higham painting & words)

Mercy...it's one of my most favorite words. Not only for the way it sounds, but because of the wonderful meaning of it.

Jesus! Thou son of David have mercy on me! I can hear blind Bartimaeus crying it. They tried to hush him, but he just kept saying it the more...Jesus! Thou son of David have mercy on me! And He did, and Bartimeus was healed.

How thankful I am for a merciful God for sending us a healing Jesus!

"His mercy hath no relation to time,

no limitation in time, it is not first, nor last,

but eternal, everlasting."

~John Donne~

11 comments:

Susan said...

"We who see, can miss virtually everything important. Bartimaeus, although blind, knew Jesus was his only hope, which is why he kept on shouting out his name. (Chris Higham painting & words) "

What a wonderful quote. I will keep shouting His name!!!!
Susan

Kellie H said...

I love the word mercy as well MeMaw. Although I think I would have to choose grace as my atmost favorite. Hope your monday and week is swell. And hope Uncle Scott's is great! Love ya

ambersun said...

Wow - you did that painting? It's so good!

By the way I got the flat - see my blog for details.

God Bless

Amber

Kanani said...

Mercy. Wonderful word of depth that kind of just slows everything down. Thank you for sharing this.

Over on my blog, I talk about a man who wrote me an email filled with vitriol. I think he is completely overwhelmed with grief over the death of his brother, an Army surgeon. I think he probably looks like the man in that picture you posted, and is very deserving of mercy.

Just Be Real said...

Debra, thank you for sharing your awesome talent with us! Mercy is so mind-blowing and to know that Jesus extends that to each one of us! Blessings!

Maxine said...

The story of Bartimaeus is one of my favorites. I really like the painting. I agree with Susan, I love how this blind beggar kept shouting out to Jesus, and we should do the same!

Debra said...

Ambersun, Just Be Real,

I only wished I could paint and write that well. The picture posted is by a wonderfully talented christian artist by the name of Chris Higham, the words to the first paragraph of this post is his as well!

Sita said...

I LOVE that painting...it is one I'd like to try..wow..
I, too, am so glad for that word mercy...I have been learning that but for God's mercy, I would be that person for whom I feel very little mercy...
so glad He is God...
Thank you, God, for mercy..
Love, Sita

Amrita said...

That 's right Dedra, if God had not been merciful I would have perished

Colleen said...

Beautiful post. God's mercy is bottomless. God bless.

Kanani said...

I left your page open while I got work done just listening to the music.