There is no better place or evidence to show that God listens to the cry for mercy than the story of Blind Bartimaeus. He was a blind man and a beggar. Beggars wore a garment which set them apart from normal people. One day while sitting by the highway begging, he heard news that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. The Bible says, “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 10:47)

The crowd around shouted him down, discouraged him, stood as obstacles against him, turned against him when they ought to have been the ones helping him. He was not part of the elite group. And because he was a beggar, his voice did not matter in society. BUT the VOICE of mercy with which he cried was louder than all the voices of the accusers put together. The Bible says: