Calvary Chapel Pastor's Blog
Luke 18:38–40 (ESV): "38 And he cried out, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" 39 And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" 40 And Jesus stopped and commanded him to be brought to him."
Just like every mother knows the cry of their child, God knows the cry of every individual He has created. As a Redeemer, He longs to hear sincerity in the words, "God help me. The moment He hears that He is on the scene looking to extend grace and mercy to the one crying out.
Jesus passed by countless people that were in desperate need of His grace and mercy but were unwilling to ask for it in the right way. Rather than cry out to their Creator many sat back as if He couldn't, or worse yet, wouldn't help them. The moment Jesus heard the cry of the blind man on the road to Jericho He asked for him to be brought to Him. Jesus heard his cry over the voices of the multitudes and He called Him out. He can hear sincerity over a thousand voices and will never pass by someone who is calling upon Him like that for help.
Christian, when is the last time you called out to Jesus with sincerity and intent to do exactly what He tells you to do? This is the only cry that can save (Rom 10:9). He desires more than anything to extend His grace and mercy upon us but He will not respond to the voice of entitlement. As a perfect parent, God will let us sit in our mess until He hears the cry of sincerity. Jesus can hear the decision in your voice. Cry out to Him today with all sincerity and watch what He will do. Amen?
Father, we thank You for hearing our cries and responding to us as You see fit. May our hearts always remain humble and ready to do Your will in every situation we find ourselves we pray in Jesus' name, amen.
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