“Hope In The Darkness” by Kirk Hunt
And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
Mark 10:46-47 KJV
In the Israel of Jesus’ earthly ministry, the options of a blind man were limited at best. Without the ability to see the world around him, begging served as Bartimaeus’ only real option for survival. Likely for years, Bartimaeus had existed solely on the occasional coin that clanked into his cup.
The years of humiliation and abasement should have broken him. The darkness should have swallowed his heart and spirit. Instead, Bartimaeus harbored hope in his soul.
What should have died, endured. The facts and data of his life should have strangled his aspirations. Instead, Bartimaeus nurtured his dreams and expectations in the darkness.
As Jesus came near, Bartimaeus responded from the depths of his soul. He bellowed for mercy. He screamed for deliverance.
Perhaps your circumstances seem dark. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been in that condition. Are you ready for mercy? Are you prepared for deliverance?
Jesus is near. Cry out to Him from your heart . Prove to Him, and yourself, that your hope endures.
Think: Keep your hope in Jesus.
Pray: “Lord, I choose to to put my hope in you.”
Copyright © March 2009, Kirk Hunt