“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."