Devotional

The Cry for Mercy

Michael Beck Michael Beck

“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)

Showing mercy to someone is all about reaching out, even when they are at their lowest or have gotten themselves into a bind, and giving them a hand. Those in terrible conditions cried out to Jesus, “Have mercy on me, Son of David!” – and He did.

We are all in need of great mercy and this does not simply mean we have all sinned and are in need of forgiveness. It means that we are continually in need of great help and assistance from our God for a multitude of life’s problems. A merciful attitude toward people recognizes that they have a desperate need for God’s help, but it also recognizes that we need the same. God promises that those who are merciful to others will receive mercy themselves.

Stay merciful. Stay broken. Stay crying out, “Have mercy on me, Jesus, Son of David!”


Michael Beck is a pastor in New York City and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.