“Son of David, have mercy on me!” Mark 10:46-52 Knowing Jesus was near, Bartimaeus cried out. He just wanted to see again. One would think that the crowds would be more sympathetic but instead they tried to shut him up! Bartimaeus however, had nothing to lose, so he cried louder and Jesus responded to his cry. Whatever our situation, ignore the naysayers. We’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain. Know that Jesus is near and continue to praise God and if you have to praise God louder.