He’s Calling for You

Cheer up! . . . He’s calling you.
                  —Mark 10:49

Jesus was just seventeen miles from Jerusalem, where he would be denied, tried, and crucified. How could he think of anything else?

Yet, when a blind beggar shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” he stopped and said, “Call him.” So the disciples told him, “Take heart. . . . he is calling you” (ESV).

The same was said to Mary: “The Teacher is here and is calling for you” (Jn 11:28).

Both were in agony: Bartimaeus because he was blind; Mary because her brother had died.

When you are weary and burdened, he calls you to come to him to receive rest for your soul (Mt 11:28).

“Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you . . .” (Ps 50:15).

He’s as near as your next breath
and never too busy to attend to your need.

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