When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’ Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, ‘Son of David, have mercy on me!’ (Mark 10v47-48)
Desperate for healing, Bartimaeus calls out to someone he’s heard can heal anyone. He’s determined to do what it takes to get Jesus’ attention even if it’s a bit embarrassing to the people around him. ‘Shut up!’ they hiss, but Bart doesn’t care. This guy Jesus is around and that’s all that matters.
Today, send us a song that you think captures something of this part of the story.