The Mercy of Jesus

And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us. And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.

Matthew 9:27-30

When I look at yet another scene where Jesus shows great mercy on the hurting, I am still amazed at the compassion of our Savior. I cannot recall a single instance in scripture where Jesus refused healing and deliverance for someone who came to Him or was brought to Him in need.

Seeing how Jesus always showed compassion for the hurting and outcast while He was here on earth, I have every confidence that He shows the same compassion in eternity. We have all known individuals who were born with or developed mental or physical handicaps that prevented them from normal interaction with the world. Yet, so many times we have seen them rejoice in the Lord. Most of the time it has been the music of the church that has engaged them and brought forth joy.

The world today considers such children as an inconvenience so they test for disabilities even before they are born. Unfortunately, most of these precious ones are killed in the womb before they breathe their first breath. The parents and doctors foolishly call this an act of mercy because the child would never be independent. The truth is, the child was killed because he or she would have been an inconvenience on the parents! 

Rather than having this horribly sick attitude toward those with special needs, we should rejoice in knowing that they are most certainly of God’s chosen. Some He reaches in ways we can see. Some He reaches in ways we cannot see. But I know this, He does reach them all whether we can tell or not, and Jesus will have mercy upon them for all eternity!

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